Utah Takes Big Lead, Holds on Late to Beat Washington 98-95
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Timmy Allen led six Utah players in double figures with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utes had to hold off Washington’s late charge for a 98-95 win in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament. Allen and the Utes jumped to a 17-point lead early, led by 12 at halftime and never let Washington cut the deficit to single-digits until late in the second half. Alfonso Plummer finished with 21 points, including six 3-pointers. The Utes shot 54% from behind the arc. Quade Green led Washington with a career-high 31 points in likely his final game with the Huskies.