Carlson’s 28 helps Utah beat WSU 77-63 to end 3-game skid

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 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. Gueye scored 20 points for Washington State (9-11, 4-5).

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