SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - 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.