Utah 79, California 69 (OT): Jarred DuBois scored 21 points, including a desperation 3-pointer that forced overtime, and the 10th-seeded Utes advanced to the Pac-12 semifinals in Las Vegas.Jordan Loveridge contributed eight of his 20 points in overtime and Jason Washburn scored 18 for Utah (15-17), which will play third-seeded Oregon or sixth-seeded Washington in Friday's semifinals.Justin Cobbs scored a season-high 26 points for second-seeded California (20-11), which may have damaged its chances of earning an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. Allen Crabbe, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, added 21 points for the Golden Bears.The Utes went nearly seven minutes without scoring early in the second half but California could only extend its one-point halftime lead to eight. The Golden Bears still led by three points when they elected not to intentionally foul the Utes and DuBois sank a deep 3-pointer with four seconds left to send the game to overtime.Washburn and Loveridge combined to score the first five points of overtime. A key play came after DuBois missed the second of two free throws with 2:10 left, but the rebound was tipped out by Washburn and he got it back for a short jumper, extending the lead to 69-63.GAME NOTEBOOK: During the regular season, 45 out of 114 regular-season Pac-12 games were settled by five points or fewer, as well as four of the first six tournament games. … California G Ricky Kreklow, a sophomore transfer from Missouri who was limited to six regular-season games because of a foot injury, scored six points in 18 minutes off the bench. … DuBois scored 15 points in the first half, which ended with California leading 33-32.
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