SALT LAKE CITY — Emily Potter scored 16 points, shooting 8 for 10 from the field, and had 11 rebounds and Utah bounced back from Thursday night's loss against Colorado to beat the Buffs 58-53 on Saturday.
Utah (14-7, 3-7 Pac-12) took control of the game in the fourth quarter on a 3 by Malia Nawahine and back-to-back layups by Potter and Nawahine to lead 52-49 with 3:56 left.
Paige Crozon added a 3 for Utah, and Alexis Robinson responded with a 3-point play for Colorado (12-9, 2-8) to make it 55-52 in Utah's favor. Haley Smith made 1 of 2 free throws but the Buffs couldn't get closer.
Nawahine scored 13 points and Tanaeya Boclair added 10 for the Utes, who won despite missing 13 free throws (6 for 19). Utah shot 23 for 56 from the floor (41 percent) to 19 for 52 for Colorado.
The win snapped Utah's three-game losing streak.