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Arizona leads Utah 46-32 at halftime

Simon Asher
Arizona’s Deandre Ayton slams the ball home over Utah’s Kolbe Caldwell (2).

SALT LAKE CITY– Despite slow start from Deandre Ayton and Allonzo Trier, Arizona Men’s basketball leads Utah 46-32 at halftime Thursday in the Huntsman Center.  

Parker Jackson-Cartwright led the Wildcats with 13 points and one assist. Jackson-Cartwright shot 4-for-5, attacked the rim and went 3-for-3 from three.

Arizona shot 52 percent from the floor and 57 percent from three while holding Utah to 37 percent and 3-for-12 from deep. The Wildcats also out rebounded the Utes 25-to-13 and grabbed seven offensive rebounds over Utah’s two. 

Deandre Ayton and Allonzo Trier both had five points in the first half. Ayton only had one point until 7:45 to go in the first half but collected six rebounds as well as chasing down a loose ball and founding  Jackson-Cartwright for a open three. 

Rawle Alkins and Dusan Ristic each had nine points and Ristic grabbed seven rebounds. 

Arizona got off to a quick start and led the Utes 10-3 at the first media timeout. Utah made a small comeback, but Arizona answered with a 9-0 run midway through the second half to put the Wildcats up 27-12. The Wildcats held the lead and ended the half up 14. 

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