Portland vs Utah

Utah 72, Portland 67


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Josh Watkins scored a career-high 26 points in a 72-67 Utah win over Portland Monday.

Jason Washburn had 18 points and Cedric Martin added 11 as the Utes (3-8) won consecutive games for the first time this season after dropping eight straight.

Nemanja Mitrovic scored 14 points, including two late 3-pointers to keep the Pilots (3-9) within reach, but Portland dropped to 0-6 in road games and has lost nine of its last 10 contests.

In the final minutes, the Utes looked to Watkins to create offense and relied on three big defensive plays to lock down the win. Washburn blocked a pair of layup attempts and Martin took a charge from Nicholas, fouling him out with 1:25 to play.

Watkins, who made 11 for 16 from the line, scored 13 of Utah's final 21 points as the Utes went almost exclusively to the pick-and-roll on offense down the stretch.

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Portland Pilots
R. Nicholas, F295-83-650513
N. Mitrovic, F285-130-050314
T. van der Mars, C284-62-631310
K. Bailey, G251-54-43246
D. Rodgers, G201-12-21124
T. Douglas253-71-10437
D. Cason222-52-23057
D. Carr203-60-05126
T. Riley30-00-00000
Totals 24-5114-212992767
Utah Utes
C. Martin, F373-72-453211
D. Farr, F253-63-44149
J. Washburn, C336-86-770218
J. Watkins, G357-1311-1626226
C. Hines, G301-62-41204
J. Dawson152-20-03034
K. Storey140-20-01210
B. Wilkinson60-00-00010
A. Odunsi50-00-01010
Totals 22-4424-3527141672
West Coast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Marys6-116-219
Santa Clara4-310-10183
San Fran.3-413-7128
San Diego3-410-9186

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boise St.4-211-664
Fresno St.4-312-7132
New Mexico4-311-8112
San Diego St3-311-7102
Colorado St.3-311-8165
San Jose St.2-49-8149
Utah St.2-49-9184
Air Force2-49-10223
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HOW 50 Final
Indiana 107
NCGN 63 Final
MS Val St 54 Final
Florida 82
NICS 49 Final
NC 99
PQ 54 Final
Baylor 95
CORN 60 Final
Illinois 64
CREI 83 Final
Tulsa 64
UMKC 54 Final
Mich St 89
DAVID 80 Final
Kansas 74
MU 59 Final
LSU 67
ULM 63 Final