Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Justin Seymour scored 11 points off the
bench as the Utah Utes overpowered the SMU Mustangs, 62-53, in a non-
conference clash at the Huntsman Center.
Brandon Taylor and Jason Washburn each tallied 10 points for Utah (7-3)
which had nine players score in the win. The Utes have won three of their last
Nick Russell scored a game-high 13 points for SMU (8-3) while Cannen
Cunningham added 12 points and eight rebounds. The Mustangs have lost
consecutive games after a three-game winning streak.
Utah was able to take a slim 31-28 lead into halftime despite shooting just
36.0 percent by outscoring the Mustangs 12-9 from beyond the arc and 9-5 from
the free throw line.
In the second half the Utes improved to 45.8 percent shooting and hit 8-of-9
shots from the charity stripe to close out the win.
SMU shot at just a 39.6 percent clip in the game and was victim of a 36-27
deficit in rebounds.
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