Rosco Allen scored five of his 17 points in overtime after banking in the tying basket with 10.5 seconds left in regulation, and Stanford took advantage of many missed free throws to beat No. 21 Utah, 70-68. on Friday night at Palo Alton in the Pac-12 opener for both schools.
The Utes (11-3, 0-1) got one final play with seven seconds left and Lorenzo Bonam drove into traffic and traveled.
Utah — the best free-throw shooting team in the conference coming in at 73.2% — missed four free throws in the final 18.9 seconds of regulation.
Brandon Taylor missed two with 1.8 seconds left after two misses by Jordan Loveridge with 18.9 to play. Loveridge missed two more with 2:27 to go in overtime.
Allen then drove the baseline for a dunk in OT. His long jumper with 1:31 left in the extra period put Stanford ahead again.
“We missed shots, missed free throws. That’s what happened,” Loveridge said. “Can’t win like that.”
Freshman Marcus Sheffield scored a season-high 17 points and Marcus Allen added 14 for Stanford (8-4, 1-0), which made 10 of its first 18 shots out of halftime to get back in the game.
Jakob Poeltl, Utah’s leading scorer at 17.8 points and one of four starters averaging in double figures, scored 16 points but fouled out before overtime. He converted a three-point play with 2:22 to go in regulation as Michael Humphrey fouled out, then Poeltl fouled out with 39.6 seconds left.
Bonam scored 15 points and Kyle Kuzma added 14 as the Utes had their four-game winning streak snapped to begin the Bay Area road trip.
at California 79, Colorado 65: Jordan Mathews scored 22 points, making five of nine three-point attempts, and Jaylen Brown had 17 points and 11 rebounds to help lead the Golden Bears (11-3) past the Buffaloes (11-3) in the teams’ conference opener.