Provo • Through a full game of tug-of-war with BYU, Utah's 61-58 loss boils down to a stretch where the Utes went cold from the field and missed crucial free throws.
The last seven minutes at the Marriott Center were nothing less than nightmarish for Utah and Larry Krystkowiak. The Utes made just one field goal in that time span. They turned the ball over six times down the stretch, and a 52-46 lead with six minutes remaining dissipated as fast as Matt Carlino hit two 3-pointers in as many possessions.
"This one hurts," junior point guard Glen Dean said. "We had a lot of chances to win this game, and we wanted this one really bad. We came in and had a really good gameplan, and we played well. We just didn't do what we needed to in order to close it out."