Taylor's big night helps Utah hold off California

Taylor's big night helps Utah hold off California

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2014 at 11:40 p.m.


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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Taylor converted the go-ahead free throws with 1:46 remaining and hit a 3-pointer with 51.2 seconds left, and Utah held off California 63-59 on Wednesday night to give coach Larry Krystkowiak his first 20-win season in three years at the school.

Taylor also knocked down two timely 3-pointers and a layup midway through the second half on the way to 13 points, while Delon Wright's two free throws with 2:11 left tied the game at 50.

Wright added another free throw with 10.1 seconds remaining and Cal star Justin Cobbs missed a 3-pointer before the final buzzer.

After Taylor's free throws at 1:46, Renan Lenz made a key block on the other end moments later to help seal it. Cal leading scorer Justin Cobbs missed two free throws with 47 seconds left.

Krystkowiak's Utes (20-9, 9-8 Pac-12) won their third straight.

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