Utah 80, Montana 71

Will Clyburn scored 21 points and Josh Watkins added 20 to lead

Utah to an 80-71 victory over Montana on Wednesday night.

Jay Watkins scored 18 points and Jason Washburn had 10 for the

Utes (2-0).

Will Cherry led the Grizzlies (0-2) with 21 points, Kareem Jamar

had 14 points and nine rebounds and Derek Selvig also scored


Utah built a 41-30 lead at halftime, and a three-point play by

Watkins gave the Utes a 57-37 advantage with 14:02 to play. Montana

twice cut the margin to six after that but failed to get any


Utah has now won 12 consecutive games against Montana. This was

the first meeting since Dec. 26, 1969.