BYU 61, Utah 42

Noah Hartsock scored 19 points and collected seven rebounds and

Charles Abouo added 11 points and six rebounds to lead BYU to a

61-42 victory over Utah on Saturday.

Hartsock scored 14 points in the second half alone to help the

Cougars (8-2) break out of a first-half shooting slump and hand the

Utes their eighth straight loss.

Josh Watkins had 14 points and five assists to lead the Utes

(1-8) in his first game after serving a one-game suspension for

violating team rules.

BYU has won six straight and 10 of the last 11 in the rivalry

series. The Cougars and the Utes met for the first time in a

nonconference game since both schools left the Mountain West

Conference at the end of last season.