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Utah upends Arizona to move into tie with Oregon atop Pac-12 standings

Utah upends Arizona to move into tie with Oregon atop Pac-12 standings
Utah guard Brandon Taylor (11) and Arizona guard Gabe York (1) fight for the ball during the second halfSaturday. (George Frey / Associated Press)

Brandon Taylor scored 19 points, including an ankle-breaking move to free himself for a game-clinching three-pointer with 41 seconds to play, and No. 22 Utah defeated No. 9 Arizona, 70-64, in Salt Lake City on Saturday to move into a first-place tie with Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference standings.

Arizona's Ryan Anderson made two free throws with 2:51 left to give the Wildcats their last lead at 64-63.

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Taylor, who went four of five from beyond the arc, had five steals and a couple of hustle plays in the closing minutes to help the Utes retain possession and break a 12-game losing streak against Arizona.

The last time the Utes beat the Wildcats was in 1998, a 76-51 victory in the West Regional final on their way to the NCAA championship game.

Jakob Poeltl had 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Lorenzo Bonam scored 11 points and Jordan Loveridge added 10 for the Utes, who won their sixth straight game.

Allonzo Trier scored 23 points and Anderson had 11 for the Wildcats, who have lost two straight after winning six in a row.

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