The Huskies (11-3, 2-1) lost despite 35 points from Kelsey Plum, who made 15 of 17 from the free-throw line. She was 9 of 25 from the field.

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Washington dropped its first Pac-12 game Monday night as Utah prevailed in a back-and-forth contest, 88-83.

The Huskies (11-3, 2-1) lost despite 35 points from Kelsey Plum, who made 15 of 17 from the free-throw line. She was 9 of 25 from the field.

Despite the loss, Washington won two of three on the road to open the Pac-12 season.

The Huskies got off to a sluggish start from the field, making just 4 of 17 shots in the first quarter. Defensively, they were solid, but the lack of scoring allowed a 9-0 Utah run in the period. The Utes led by as many as nine and took an 18-11 edge into the second quarter.

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The Husky offense came to life in the second quarter as it made 10 of 18 shots to tie the score at 37 at halftime.

The score was tied at 66 after a high-scoring third quarter.

The Utes took the lead for good with 1:52 to play.

Utah was nearly perfect from the foul line down the stretch as the Huskies got no closer than two inside the final minute. Utah was 9 of 10 from the foul line in the final 1:18.

Chantel Osahor scored 16 points in 20 minutes for UW, and teammate Talia Walton had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

UW returns home to play No. 14 Arizona State on Friday night.

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