Andrew Bogut pulls the ball away from San Diego State's Marcus Slaughter.
Feb. 5, 2005
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Andrew Bogut had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 21 Utah extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 61-41 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.
Justin Hawkins added 15 points for Utah (19-3, 7-0 Mountain West), which extended its conference lead to two games over second-place Air Force. Richard Chaney scored nine of his 11 points in the second half.
The Utes' winning streak is their longest since closing out the 2002 regular season with 19 consecutive victories. Utah, which became the first Mountain West team to start conference play with seven straight wins, has beaten San Diego State in 27 of 29 games.
Marcus Slaughter led San Diego State (9-11, 3-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Brandon Heath, the Aztecs' leading scorer with an 18.2 average, was limited to six points in 3-for-8 shooting.
Utah, which led by seven points at halftime, dominated the Aztecs in the second half. The Utes shot 53.8 percent in the second half after making 38.3 percent of their shots in the first 20 minutes.
The Utes missed 19 of their first 24 shots, but rebounded by shooting 5-for-8 in the final 7 minutes and closed out the first half on a 15-6 run for a 28-21 lead.
Marc Jackson keyed the run with 3-point baskets on consecutive possessions, giving the Utes a 24-15 lead with just over three minutes left.
Utah built its lead to 34-23 four minutes into the second half on Bogut's jump hook, then went up 42-27 on a three-point play by Chaney at the 8:56 mark.
Utah held the Aztecs to 34.1 percent shooting from the field and had a 36-23 rebounding edge.