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OGDEN, Utah -- Shaun Greene scored 18 points, all 3-pointers, as the University of Utah defeated Weber State 72-52 Wednesday night.
Trailing 16-4 less than eight minutes into the game, the Utes (3-2) went on a 20-2 run, including nine points from Greene, to take a 24-18 with 1:02 remaining in the first half. Utah's defense held the Wildcats without a field goal for more than 12 minutes and led 27-21 by halftime.
Three other Utes scored in double-digits for Utah. Luke Nevill finished with 16 while Johnnie Bryant added 12. Tyler Kepkay had 10 points.
Arturas Valeika led the Wildcats (2-3) with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double in five games.
After the break, Nevill, who had just two points in the first half, took over by scoring the first six points in the second half. Utah led 54-33 with 9:57 remaining in the game after a technical foul on Weber State head coach Randy Rahe that resulted a pair of free throws by Bryant.
The Utes shot 52 percent in the game overall, with a 72 percent performance in the second half.
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