SALT LAKE CITY — David Collette scored a career-high 22 points and Utah held on for a 74-70 victory over Washington State on Thursday night.
Neither team played a particularly clean game, but the Utes (16-8, 7-5 Pac-12) made the final plays of the night for the win. Utah watched an 11-point second-half lead evaporate thanks to a 15-3 run highlighted by a Malachi Flynn 3-pointer to give Washington State a 60-59 lead.
The two teams went back and forth down the stretch until a Collette layup with 38.4 seconds left gave Utah a 71-68 lead. Ike Iroegbu buried a midrange jumper with 20.9 seconds left to cut the lead to 71-70.
Flynn missed a 3-pointer to tie the game after Lorenzo Bonam pushed the lead to 73-70 on a pair of free throws with 19.6 seconds left.
• Kyle Kuzma scored all of his 10 points in the second half.
• The Utes shot just 13.5 percent from the 3-point line (2-15) while WSU was 10 for 22.
Records: Utah 16-8 (7-5 Pac-12), Washington State 11-13 (4-8)
Utah: David Collette filled up the box score, scoring 22 points to go with his 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals.
Washington State: Ike Iroegbu had 17 points and 8 assists.
Utah: vs. Washington, Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Washington State: at Colorado, Sunday, 6:30 p.m.