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.
Utah: Pac-12 Tournament 2nd round, Thursday, March 9
Stanford: Pac-12 Tournament 1st round, Wednesday, March 8