SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Branden Carlson scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Utah to a 77-63 victory over Washington State on Thursday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Utah (13-7, 6-3 Pac-12) never trailed and held a double-digit lead for most of the second half. Mouhamed Gueye scored five points and Justin Powell hit a 3-pointer during an 8-2 surge to get Washington State within 62-56 with 5:30 to play. Powell’s layup about a minute later kept it a six-point deficit for the Cougars before the Utes closed with a 13-5 run.

Carlson made 11 of 12 field goals with three 3-pointers and made all three of his free-throw attempts. Rollie Worster added 14 points and Gabe Madsen had 12 points from four 3s for Utah. Worster also had seven of the Utes' 20 assists.

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Gueye scored 20 points for Washington State (9-11, 4-5). Jabe Mullins had nine of his 11 points in the first half and Powell finished with 10. The Cougars' leading scorer, TJ Bamba, missed his third straight game with a hand injury.

Washington State collected its first win at Utah last season and is 1-19 on the road against the Utes and Colorado since the pair joined the Pac-12 in 2011.

Utah hosts Washington on Saturday. Washington State plays at Colorado on Sunday.

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