Road show

The Utes completed a perfect road trip Monday night, defeating Colorado State 75-52 in Fort Collins, Colo. The victory, coupled with the U’s 74-49 win over Wyoming on Saturday, gave the Utes a sweep of the front-range road trip for only the second time since 1976.

The Utes are now owners of a 10-game winning streak, for an overall record of 15-3. They have jumped out to a 3-0 record in MWC play, with their next two conference games at home.

While the final score doesn’t show it, the Utes had a tough time pulling away from the Rams.

Holding a 34-30 lead at the half, the Moby Arena crowd figured their school had a chance of pulling the upset and getting CSU their 11th straight home victory.

Enter Andrew Bogut.

The sophomore hit his stride in the second half, erupting for a game total of 25 points and 18 rebounds. The Utes outscored the Rams 45-18 in the second stanza, holding big man Matt Nelson to only 10 points in the game.

Bryant Markson, thriving since being inserted in the starting lineup, had another solid game. He was the second leading scorer behind Bogut, scoring 20 points, including a couple of deep jumpers that kept the Utes in the game early on. The junior forward capped a big weekend, after he accrued 15 points against Wyoming.

In the first win of the road sweep, the Utes thoroughly ruined a jubilant day in Laramie. The Cowboys had all of their distinguished alum in town for the “100 years of Cowboy basketball” celebration.

They probably wished they waited until 200 years to have the party.

The Utes jumped out to a 19-0 lead and never looked back, as Wyoming was held without a field goal for the first 11 minutes.

The Cowboys succeeded in reining in Bogut, as the Ute center put in only 12 points, seven below his average.

Unfortunately for Wyoming, v no one told them to guard Jonas Langvad.

The Danish forward went off for 19, eight higher than his previous career high. Langvad connected on four of seven three-pointers and seven of eleven from the field.

The U dominated down low, holding a 35-22 rebounding advantage over the outmanned Pokes.

The Utes return home for a Saturday afternoon clash with New Mexico. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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