Utah men’s basketball: No. 3 Arizona survives Utes’ scare
Utah men’s basketball • The Utes dropped to 8-6 this season.
Published: January 5, 2013 06:29PM
Updated: January 6, 2013 12:00AM
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Utah's Aaron Dotson (2) shoots the ball around Arizona's Solomon Hill during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

Tuscon, Ariz • So close.

Utah came within two missed 3-pointers by Jarred DuBois of pulling off one of the biggest upset of this college basketball season.

As it is, the Utes will have to deal with heartbreak for a second consecutive game, a 60-57 defeat to No. 3 Arizona at the McKale Center on Saturday.

Utah received 17 points from Jordan Loveridge, another great performance by Jason Washburn and overcame a 10-point second-half deficit. But they couldn’t make the shot to win it.

The Utes fall to 8-6 on the season. But they have to be encouraged by their performance on this road trip, even if they lost both games.

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