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Washington-Utah preview box and game thread

Below is our Washington-Utah game thread. Below that is our Washington-Utah preview box that published in today's newspaper.

Utah (12-2, 1-1 in Pac-12) at Washington (9-6, 1-1)

8 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle

TV: Pac-12 Networks. Radio: 950-AM.

All-time series: Washington leads the series 7-6.

Projected starters

Statistics for 2013-14 unless otherwise noted

Utah

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Delon Wright G 6-5 14.8 6.9 5.6 68.1 76.5

Brandon Taylor G 5-10 11.7 1.6 4.3 45.5 89.3

Dakari Tucker G 6-5 8.0 2.4 0.9 44.2 71.4

Jordan Loveridge F 6-6 17.0 8.8 3.0 45.2 81.4

Jeremy Olsen C 6-10 5.5 2.0 0.1 70.2 68.8

Washington

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 12.3 4.5 4.3 44.4 65.0

Andrew Andrews G 6-2 12.7 3.9 2.6 38.0 76.3

C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 20.2 4.3 2.7 44.5 88.6

Mike Anderson G 6-4 7.5 6.6 1.1 50.0 74.6

Perris Blackwell F 6-9 11.9 7.6 0.7 58.6 70.6

Scouting report: Utah is enjoying somewhat of a rejuvenation under coach Larry Krystkowiak, though it remains to be seen how much of the Utes’ offensive resurgence – they shoot 53.2 percent from the field, tops in the nation – is due to the series of cupcakes they’ve consumed during non-conference play (Evergreen State College and St. Katherine’s among them). They certainly looked the part of a team not to be trifled with in their season-opener against No. 17 Oregon, losing that game 70-68 in overtime on a last-second dunk. Loveridge is a scoring force, but at 8.8 rebounds per game, he’s also a tough box-out for someone who stands only 6-foot-6. The Utes allow opponents to shoot only 37.9 percent, but again, that’s a number that will likely increase now that Pac-12 play has started.

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