TUCSON, Ariz. -- Utah's Jarred DuBois missed a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds as third-ranked Arizona held off an unexpected challenge to remain undefeated with a 60-57 victory at McKale Center on Saturday.
Arizona's Mark Lyons made two free throws with 7.2 seconds left for the final points. Utah ended up with an inbounds play from halfcourt with 4.9 seconds left, with DuBois pulling up over Nick Johnson for a 3-point shot that hit the rim, bounced high off the backboard and hit the rim again before falling away as time expired.
Arizona, coming off a 92-83 overtime victory over Colorado in which it survived a controversial replay review of a 3-point shot at the end of regulation, improved to 14-0 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-12.
Solomon Hill scored 19 points, making 6 of 7 shots from the field, to lead the Wildcats.
The Wildcats never trailed but also never led by more than 10 points, the last time at 41-31 with 14:29 left.
The Utes (8-6, 0-2) -- expected to be one of the weakest teams in the Pac-12 -- were intent on slowing down the game and using much of the shot clock, taking Arizona out of its open-court game. Utah whittled the lead to one point twice, including 58-57 with 1:06 left on a 3-pointer by center Jason Washburn. Utah squandered a chance to take the lead when DuBois missed a 3-pointer with about 10 seconds left, with Lyons grabbing the rebound and getting fouled.
Washburn and forward Jordan Loveridge each scored 17 to lead the Utes.
Arizona, which won three down-to-the-wire games in the past three weeks -- over Florida, San Diego State and Colorado -- started fast. Freshman power forward Brandon Ashley scored UA's first seven points, including his second 3-pointer of the season and a layup on an alley-oop pass from point guard Mark Lyons.
Utah got within 17-16 with 11:11 to play in the half when DuBois made three free throws, but the Utes scored only seven points the rest of the half. Arizona, whose biggest first-half lead was at 30-20, failed to pull away as it was cold from the field, too, making only 34.4 percent (11 of 32) in the first half.
The Wildcats went scoreless in the final 4:52 of the half.
NOTES: Arizona's 14-0 start is the program's best since the 1931-32 team began with 16 consecutive victories. ... Utah hasn't won a conference game away from home since Feb. 11, 2011, when it won at New Mexico as a member of the Mountain West. ... Arizona has out-rebounded 10 of its 14 opponents by a double-digit margin. The Wildcats had a 38-27 edge vs. Utah. ... Washburn had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.