Majerus honored, Utah defeats Boise State 76-55
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jarred DuBois scored 16 points and Utah cruised to a 76-55 win over Boise State in a game where the home team honored longtime Utah coach Rick Majerus, who died Saturday.
After struggling the past few seasons, Utah (6-2) made this contest feel more like the 1990s when Majerus roamed the Huntsman Center sidelines and the Utes rarely lost at home.
Jason Washburn had 13 points and Jordan Loveridge contributed 11 as the two players combined to make 11-of-14 shots. The Utes' 68 percent accuracy from the field was the best since a 71 percent mark against Air Force in 2007.
Derrick Marks had 18 points and Mikey Thompson added 16, but Boise State (6-2) couldn't recover from a slow start and saw its three-game win streak snapped.
Majerus coached Utah from 1989 to 2004 and reached the NCAA National Championship game in 1998.