FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Luke Nevill blocked the potential game-winner at the end of regulation and scored eight of his 23 points in overtime as the Utah Utes survived a scare from scrappy Colorado State 89-79 Wednesday night for their seventh straight win.
Tyler Kepkay led the Utes with a career-best 27 points, including four in overtime after his potential game-winner with 17 seconds left in regulation rimmed out.
Lawrence Borha added 16 points for the Utes (19-7, 10-2 Mountain West), who remained atop the conference standings but it wasn't the runaway over the Rams (8-18, 3-9) that their records suggested was in store.
The Utes trailed by 10 twice in the first half and went into the locker room trailing 38-34.
Marcus Walker led the Rams with 22 points but his potential game-winning runner was blocked by Nevill at the end of regulation with the score tied at 73.
Nevill also had 14 rebounds.
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