Utah defeats Washington State 62-60 in overtimeUtah's Dijon Farr dunks during an NCAA college basketball game between against Washington State, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Paul Fraughton) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; PROVO DAILY HERALD OUT; MAGS OUT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Josh Watkins scored 20 points and made the winning jumper in overtime as Utah got its first Pac-12 conference win by beating Washington State 62-60 on Thursday night.
Jason Washburn had 11 points and Dijon Farr 10 before fouling out in regulation as the Utes (4-10, 1-1) rebounded from back-to-back losses of more than 30 points each.
Brock Motum had 27 points and eight rebounds and Faisel Aiden scored 11 points, but the Cougars (9-6, 1-2) couldn't overcome 10 of 22 free-throw shooting and crucial turnovers.
In overtime, Washington State's Reggie Moore missed a jumper with 12 seconds left. Watkins rushed down the court, freed himself with a behind-the-back dribble and made a 14-foot jumper with 3.3 seconds remaining.
The Cougars had to go the full length of the court, and DaVonte Lacy dribbled off his leg out of bounds with 1.5 seconds left. The Utes inbounded to Watkins, who threw the ball high in the air to run out the clock.