Rick Bowmer, AP
Stanford forward Reid Travis, center, drives to the basket as Utah's Parker Van Dyke (5) and Jayce Johnson (34) defend during the first half in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — With the fourth seed in next week's Pac-12 Tournament secured minutes before tipoff Saturday thanks to a Cal loss to Colorado, the Utah Runnin' Utes put the cherry on top by pulling away late to beat Stanford 67-59 at the Huntsman Center.


• Trailing by four with 5:40 remaining, Utah went on an 8-0 run over the next 1:23 to seize the advantage.

• The Utes made two more 3-pointers and free throws than the Cardinal, compensating for narrow losses in other statistical categories.

• Utah won the second half 41-31 after trailing by two at intermission.

Records: Utah (20-10); Stanford (14-16)


Utah: As the Utes' lone senior playing in his final game at the Huntsman Center, Lorenzo Bonam scored a game-high 26 points, including 14 in the final 4:19.

Stanford: Dorian Pickens led the Cardinal with 20 points.

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Utah: Pac-12 Tournament 2nd round, Thursday, March 9

Stanford: Pac-12 Tournament 1st round, Wednesday, March 8