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Delon Wright leads No. 13 Utah past BYU, 65-61

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Delon Wright had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 13 Utah beat BYU 65-61 on Wednesday night.

Wright scored nine points in the second half and sparked a 10-0 run that helped the Utes (7-1) overcome a 31-30 halftime deficit. Wright also had two steals and was 6 of 7 on free throws.

Kenneth Ogbe added nine points and freshman forward Brekkott Chapman had eight first-half points.

Tyler Haws led BYU (7-3) with 23 points, and Kyle Collinsworth added 17.

Utah was 19 of 30 from the line, while BYU made only 6 of 10 free throws. Utah also outrebounded BYU 43-31.

The Cougars (7-3) trailed by 11 points in the second half before pulling to 62-59 in the final minute. After Brandon Taylor missed two free throws for Utah, Haws missed a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left that would have tied it.

Dallin Bachynski made two free throws on the other end to make it a two-possession game. Utah hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 27 seconds.

The victory was Utah’s first at BYU since 2005.

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Utah: Junior forward Jordan Loveridge missed his second straight game after having surgery last week to clean up some loose material under his kneecap. Loveridge, Utah’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer last season, is expected to be out until early January. Ogbe started in place of Loveridge and scored Utah’s first five points. … Utah has outrebounded every opponent this season.

BYU: The Cougars had their lowest scoring total of the season. … Looking for a more athletic lineup, coach Dave Rose started sophomore guard Frank Bartley IV in the second half. Bartley is averaging only six minutes and 1.8 points. He made 1 of 3 shots in 10 minutes.

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Utah visits No. 10 Kansas on Saturday.

BYU travels up I-15 to Ogden to face Weber State on Saturday night.

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