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Clyburn lifts Utah to 86-84 win over Boise State

Clyburn lifts Utah to 86-84 win over Boise State

By Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 17, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Will Clyburn scored 22 points and hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to boost Utah to an 86-84 comeback victory over Boise State on Friday night.

The Utes (7-3) trailed by 16 points in the second half but allowed just three field goals in the last 8 minutes while their offense came to life.

Chris Hines scored 13 points, and Jason Washburn, Josh Watkins and Shawn Glover each contributed 12. The Utes have won four of their last five.

Daequon Montreal scored a career-high 28 points and Robert Arnold added 16 for the Broncos (6-4), who have suffered four straight losses by a total of 11 points after winning their first six.

Montreal, who also had eight rebounds and four assists, took advantage of openings when the Utes focused defensive efforts on Arnold, Boise State's leading scorer. Montreal's two free throws with 14:03 remaining lifted the Broncos to their largest lead at 66-50.

The Utes finally inched ahead for the first time since early in the first half on Watkins' free throws with 29 seconds to play. La'Shard Anderson raced to other end and was fouled while making a layup. He missed the foul shot, setting up Clyburn's game-winning jumper.

Westly Perryman missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds.

The Broncos had 19 offensive rebounds and outscored Utah in the paint 48-24 but had trouble scoring when the Utes raised the defensive intensity down the stretch.

David Foster had four of Utah's 10 blocks and a made critical steal in the final minute.

Clyburn had four baskets from beyond the arc for the Utes, who shot 53 percent and made 10 3-pointers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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