TEMPE, Ariz.—Starting the game in both Tucson and Tempe wasn’t the problem for Utah. The next several minutes in both games saw the Utes (11-4, 2-1 Pac-12) fall in a deep hole, but the road team found a way back against Arizona State (9-8, 2-2 Pac-12), winning 88-82 at Wells Fargo Arena.
Down ten in the first half and giving up a 23-5 run to ASU after a quick 11-2 start, the Utes battled back in the second half behind back-to-back-to-back three pointers from Kyle Kuzma to lead by as many as ten.
Kuzma’s three triples ties a career high as part of a 26-point, 12-rebound effort to help his team bounce back in conference play.
Four Utes scored in double-digits, including freshman Devon Daniels, who added a pair of three-pointers to his normal aggressive drive game.
The Utes cut down the Sun Devils’ potent offense, largely due to a second-half adjustment in pick-and-roll defense.
Utah will head home for next week’s games against USC and UCLA on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
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