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Utah defeats Stanford Men’s Basketball 67-59

An incredible effort but Stanford Men’s basketball fell apart at the end.

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The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team went to the mountains and were swept. Stanford men’s basketball lost on Saturday to the Utah Utes in the Huntsman Center by the score of 67-59. Stanford put on a strong showing for most of the game but fell apart late. Stanford men’s basketball will finish the regular season with a record of 14-16 overall and 6-12 in Pac-12 Conference Play.

Stanford will head into the Pac-12 tournament this week on a 3-game losing streak. Depending on how the Washington State Cougars vs. UCLA Bruins matchup plays out Saturday night Stanford is most likely to play the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The last meeting between ASU and Stanford was back on February 11th in Tempe with the Sun Devils winning 75-69.

Highlights and recaps are below.

Recap from Stanford Athletics:

“In a see-saw contest that saw eight ties and four lead changes, Utah used a late rally to outlast Stanford, 67-59, at the Huntsman Center Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams. Stanford (14-16, 6-12 Pac-12) now awaits for the Pac-12 Tournament pairings to be announced Saturday evening. The Cardinal will finish either ninth or 10th in the conference and play either Colorado or Arizona State in next week's tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

Utah men's basketball tops Stanford in final home game of the season

Recap from ESPN:

“Both teams were sloppy throughout, but Bonam took over down the stretch on both ends of the floor to put the Cardinal away. The Utes used a 14-2 run late in the game, including nine from Bonam to take an eight-point lead after trailing most of the day. Bonam had back-to-back steals and layups to go up 62-54. Stanford never led again.

Bonam scored 12 points in the final 4:17 and Kyle Kuzma added 16 points for the Utes.

Dorian Pickens paced Stanford with 20 points”

Jerod Haase discusses the back-and-forth contest between Stanford and Utah

Jerod Haase discusses the back-and-forth contest between Stanford and Utah today in Salt Lake City

Posted by Stanford Basketball on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Recap from CBS Sports:

“''Toward the end of the game, those last five or six minutes, we kind of lost our edge a little bit on the defensive end,'' Pickens said. ''In the first half, we got up and we were able to do that because we got stops on defense. We were aggressive and in the right spots where we needed to be. We were able to get stops and push in transition.

''Our inability to do that late in the game ultimately cost us.''”

Lorenzo Bonam leads Utah men's basketball past Stanford in front of family on Senior Day