#3 Arizona avoids upset against the Utes winning 60-57

Published: Saturday, Jan. 5 2013 5:09 p.m. MST

The Utah Utes nearly upset the #3 ranked Arizona wildcats losing in the final seconds 60-57.

Jason Washburn had a double-double scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Utes who had a stellar second half after trailing by seven at halftime.

Utah's starters did most of the work as the Utes bench posted just 3 points. Jordan Loveridge and Jarrod DuBois also scored in double digits putting up 17 and 12 respectively.

Utah kept the game close despite being down at the half, and out scored Arizona 34-30 in the second half. DuBois missed a shot with seven seconds to play to forcing the Utes to foul and giving Arizona the win.

Solomon Hill led the Wildcats with 19 points and six rebounds.

Arizona retained its perfect record and #3 ranking after a controversial finish against Colorado after Colorado guard Sabatino Chen made what appeared to be a buzzer-beating game-winner only to have it disallowed after officials ruled that it was still touching his fingertips as time expired. Replays appeared to show .01 of a second on the clock as the ball cleared his hand but officials said it was too close to call.

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