Utah Routs Washington State Behind Kuzma’s 19
PULLMAN (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 19 points and pulled down 11 boards to help Utah breeze past Washington State 88-47 on Wednesday night.
Lorenzo Bonam finished with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and four Utes finished in double figures.
Utah (13-5, 4-2) played without 6-foot-9 forward David Collette, who did not make the trip due to concussion protocol. Collette, a transfer forward from Utah State, leads the team with 14.9 points per game.
Bonam scored consecutive baskets to put the Utes up 11-2 in the opening minutes, which forced an early WSU (9-9, 2-4) timeout. Kuzma had six straight points amid a 12-2 Utah run at the end of the first, and the Utes let by 19 at the break.
Malachi Flynn helped the Cougars begin the second half on a 9-3 run. The freshman hit a jumper through contact, then pulled up to hit a deep 3-pointer a few possessions later. Flynn scored 10 points in the second half, 14 in the game.