Pac-12 and Southland basketball: Utah holds off Washington State, 74-70

Washington State v Utah
Utah’s Devon Daniels tries to drive between Washington State’s Viont’e Daniels (4) and Ike Iroegbu (2) during their game Thursday night.
(Lennie Mahler / Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

David Collette scored a career-high 22 points and Utah held on for a 74-70 victory over Washington State on Thursday night at Salt Lake City. 

Neither team played a particularly clean game, but the Utes (16-8, 7-5 Pac-12) made the final plays of the night for the win. Utah watched an 11-point, second-half lead evaporate thanks to a 15-3 run highlighted by a Malachi Flynn three-pointer to give Washington State a 60-59 lead. 

The two teams went back and forth down the stretch until a Collette layup with 38.4 seconds left gave Utah a 71-68 lead. Ike Iroegbu buried a midrange jumper with 20.9 seconds left to cut the lead to 71-70. 

Flynn missed a three-pointer to tie the score after Lorenzo Bonam pushed the lead to 73-70 on a pair of free throws with 19.6 seconds left. 


Iroegbu scored 17 to lead Washington State (11-13, 4-8) and Josh Hawkinson (16 points, 11 rebounds) tied Steve Puidokas’ school record with his 53rd double-double. Bonam finished with 13 for the Utes. 

at Colorado 81, Washington 66: With the Huskies’ Markelle Fultz (23.2-point average) sitting out because of a sore knee, the Buffaloes (14-11, 4-8) won for the fourth time in five games as George King had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Derrick White added 16 points. David Crisp’s 17 points led the Huskies (9-15, 2-10), who also got 14 points from Noah Dickerson. 




Long Beach State 78, at UC Riverside 71: Justin Bibbins scored 21 points and the 49ers rebounded from a halftime deficit to earn the season sweep over the Highlanders. Temidayo Yussuf scored 17 points and Evan Payne had 16 for the 49ers (11-15, 6-4 Big West). Dikymbe Martin finished with 16 points to lead UC Riverside (7-14, 5-5).

at Pepperdine 99, Brigham Young 83: Lamond Murray Jr. scored 30 points and the Waves had their best offensive night of the season. Chris Reyes and Elijah Lee had 16 points apiece with Reyes grabbing 13 rebounds for Pepperdine (8-18, 3-9 West Coast Conference), which shot 58% from the field for game. Nick Emery had 19 points for the Cougars (17-9, 8-5), who have lost four straight at Pepperdine.

No. 1 Gonzaga 90, at Loyola Marymount 60: Nigel Williams-Goss had 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Bulldogs remained the last unbeaten team in Division I, pushing their record to 25-0 overall and 13-0 in the West Coast Conference. Loyola (11-13, 4-9) was led by Steven Haney’s 12 points, all coming on his four three-pointers. Brandon Brown and Buay Tuach each had 11 points for the Lions.

Friday’s schedule


No. 15 UCLA at Oregon, 6 p.m.

USC at No. 9 Oregon State, 8 p.m.


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