NCAA Basketball

Jantunen, Plummer each score 15, Utah cruises by Arizona St

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Mikael Jantunen and Alfonso Plummer each scored 15 points, Timmy Allen had 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and Utah cruised past Arizona State 98-59 on Saturday.

Utah held Arizona State to just one field goal in the opening six minutes of the second half as they built a 28-point lead. The Utes went on a 19-4 run over that stretch with seven points from Branden Carlson and six by Allen.

Ian Martinez added 12 points and Carlson had 11 points and eight rebounds for Utah (11-12, 8-11 Pac-12 Conference). The Utes shot 59% from the field and made all 12 of their free-throw attempts.

Riley Battin beat the halftime buzzer on a 3-pointer from the wing - his only shot of the half - to extend Utah's lead to 41-28.

Alonzo Verge Jr. and Holland Woods each scored 13 points for Arizona State (10-13, 7-10). The Sun Devils were just 3 of 13 from distance and shot 37.5% overall.

Remy Martin, leading the conference in scoring at 20.5 points per game, was held to eight points on 3-of-8 shooting for Arizona State, which entered second in the league in scoring offense averaging 75.5 points.

It was the only regular-season meeting between the schools after games on Dec. 22, Feb. 2 and Feb. 7 were postponed. The Pac-12 Conference tournament is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

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Updated March 6, 2021

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