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. Marys16-229-517
San Fran.10-820-1394
Santa Clara10-817-16125
San Diego6-1213-18204

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Colorado St.13-524-1266
Boise St.12-620-1272
Fresno St.11-720-1376
New Mexico10-817-1486
San Diego St9-919-1498
San Jose St.7-1114-16191
Utah St.7-1114-17181
Air Force4-1412-21251
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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