SALT LAKE CITY — Utah snapped a four-game losing streak by topping Washington 70-62 at the Huntsman Center on Thursday night.
The turning point: After Utah saw what had once been a 13-point lead trimmed to 64-60 with 1:58 to play, the Utes got two offensive rebounds from Donnie Tillman to extend their next possession. Tillman finished the possession by hitting two free throws to make it a 66-60 game heading into the final minute.
The hero: Bibbins paced the Utes with 20 points, including 12 in the second half, and added 10 rebounds and five assists. Tillman had 14 points and eight rebounds.
- Utah had a 44-38 edge in rebounds.
- Both teams struggled shooting, as Utah shot 37.5 percent from the field and 25.9 percent from 3-point range, while Washington shot 38.5 and 11.1 percent, respectively.
- The Utes had a significant advantage at the free-throw line, hitting 21 of 30, while the Huskies made 10 of 18.
Vs. Washington State (9-9, 1-5), Sunday, 6 p.m. MST
At Arizona State (14-4, 2-4), Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
At Arizona (15-4, 5-1), Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m.