SALT LAKE CITY – Jordan Loveridge scored 21 points and Delon Wright chipped in 16 on Saturday night to help Utah beat BYU 81-64, snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Cougars.
The Utes (9-1) had lost 11 of their last 12 games in the rivalry series dating to 2006.
Tyler Haws had 14 points to lead the Cougars (8-4) while Eric Mika chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kyle Collinsworth added 12 points and nine boards.
BYU could not get into an offensive rhythm in either half. The Cougars shot just 32.8 percent (21 of 64) from the field, 26.3 percent (5 of 19) from distance and 54.8 percent (17 of 31) from the free-throw line.
Loveridge's hot shooting helped Utah race to a huge lead. He hit 6-of-8 shots in the game's first seven minutes and the Ute defense shut down the Cougar offense completely through the first half.