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Utah basketball: Utes drop fifth straight game

Published January 17, 2013 9:33 am

Utah hoops • Utes are winless in Pac-12.
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Pullman, Wash. • That's five straight.

Six consecutive defeats if you factor in the loss to Cal-Northridge to end the preseason. Utah is in the middle of its worst slump of the season, with a 75-65 loss to Washington State on Wednesday night at Beasley Coliseum.

The defeat drops Utah to 8-9, its first sub-.500 record of the season. The Utes have lost all five of their Pac-12 Conference games. Washington State led throughout, at times by as much as 47-31. Utah cut the deficit to 47-41, but an eight-point possession put the Cougars back in control.

This is the first league win of the season for WSU.

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