Utah basketball: Utes lead Grand Canyon 37-20 at half

Published November 21, 2013 7:14 pm

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Defense. Rebounding. A little Jordan Loveridge. A lot of Delon Wright.

With a 37-20 lead over Grand Canyon at the Huntsman Center, Utah's not going to blow the Antelopes out in epic fashion like it did against Grand Canyon. Still, in its best test to date - against a team that can match its athleticism - the Utes have raced out to a comfortable lead.

Wright has 14 points and five rebounds. The 6-foot-5 junior guard has played every minute so far, and he's been by far the best player on the floor. Loveridge has eight points and 10 rebounds in 18 minutes. Together, the two have controlled the game on both ends.

Utah's held Grand Canyon to 8-29 shooting from the field. The Antelopes are 1-10 from three-point range and the Utes hold a 27-17 rebounding advantage.