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Yeah, it's late, but what're you gonna do about it? 

Last night, the Utes picked up a key road win as they defeated the TCU Horned Frogs 62-54. It was an important win because it kept Utah atop the conference, tied with San Diego State. With only a handful of games left, every victory becomes more and more important, especially if they're on the road against an improving team that defeated you last year. Which is exactly what happened the last time the Utes made a trip down to Fort Worth to take on the Frogs. 

But that was last year and this year, Utah is proving to be a force in conference play. Now that the second half officially begins Saturday against Wyoming in Laramie, the Utes will be playing for a conference championship down the stretch, something probably unthinkable to many at the beginning of the season. 

Leading the Utes in their victory was Carlon Brown, who not only made SportsCenter with his amazing dunk, but had a team-high 14 points. For the Frogs, who held a slim five point lead at the half, Kevin Langford had a game-high 22 points. But it wasn't enough, as the Utes outscored TCU 35-22 in the second half, blowing the game open late and cruising to the eight point victory. 

What this win means is that the Utes continue to control their own destiny. Saturday's game against the Cowboys could be the difference between a first place and second place finish, which in return could be the difference between an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and trying to win a bid through the conference tournament. 

Anyway, even though the victory was nice, Brown's dunk stole the show...

Carlon Brown SportsCenter #1 (via Ryp86)

 

Now that's ownage. 

 

UTAH UTES
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kim Tillie, F 17 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 4
Luke Nevill, C 31 3-4 0-0 6-6 0 5 2 0 1 4 4 12
Luka Drca, G 32 2-4 1-3 3-6 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 8
Lawrence Borha, G 32 4-6 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 11
Carlon Brown, G 34 7-9 0-0 0-2 1 12 4 1 0 5 1 14
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jordan Cyphers, G-F 1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jace Tavita, G-F 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shaun Green, F 25 3-6 2-5 0-1 0 2 3 2 0 1 4 8
Tyler Kepkay, G 27 2-6 1-5 0-0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 5
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
22-37 7-19 11-17 1 27 13 5 1 16 17 62
59.5% 36.8% 64.7%
 
TCU HORNED FROGS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Zvonko Buljan, C 26 3-8 0-2 2-2 2 7 1 2 0 4 2 8
Kevin Langford, F 34 5-13 3-5 9-11 1 7 2 1 0 1 2 22
Jason Ebie, G 27 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 0
Ronnie Moss, G 32 7-14 0-1 0-0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 14
Keion Mitchem, G 27 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 4
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Edvinas Ruzgas, F 25 2-6 0-2 0-0 2 5 2 0 0 0 1 4
Kavon Rose, G 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Kevin Butler, G 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
John Ortiz, F 6 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
20-51 3-12 11-13 5 22 10 3 0 10 19 54
39.2% 25.0% 84.6%