Utes beat Huskies 67-61 to open Pac-12 tournament

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Associated Press

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:04 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Delon Wright scored 15 points and Jordan Loveridge added 13, helping Utah hold off Washington 67-61 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.

Utah (21-10) dominated the first half before Washington rallied in the second to set up a close finish.

Dekarai Tucker put the Utes ahead 63-60 on a 3-pointer from the corner with 37 seconds left and Brandon Taylor hit two free throws after Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss missed a potential tying 3-pointer.

Utah moves on to face top-seeded Arizona in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Washington (17-15) fought back after trailing by 12 in the first half, but couldn't get shots to fall down the stretch.

Darin Johnson had 16 points, Williams-Goss 15 and C.J. Wilcox added 14 for the Huskies.

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