Marc Jackson, front, drives past Weber State guard Terrell Stovall during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)
Dec. 28, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's Andrew Bogut scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the Utes defeated the Weber State Wildcats 51-40 Tuesday.
The victory makes four in a row for Utah (9-3). The loss was Weber State's third straight. The Wildcats (4-7), who begin conference play on Jan. 1 at Portland State, have now lost six of their last seven games.
Both teams struggled to score in the first half and Utah only held a 19-14 lead at the half. The Utes only shot 9-of-22 for 40 percent and Weber State went 5-of-27 for 18 percent.
The score stayed relatively close until the late in the second half when Utah opened a double-digit lead. Despite several scoring droughts throughout the game, Weber State came back to cut the deficit to under 10 points, but the game was nearly over.