SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michelle Plouffe scored 20 points, and fueled the go-ahead 13-2 run late in the second half, to lift Utah to a 60-57 win over Arizona on Sunday.
In a tight game where neither team broke open a double-digit advantage, Utah (9-10, 2-6 Pac-12) retook the lead for good on a three-point play by Plouffe that made it 56-53 with 4:17 to go.
Plouffee, who also had 13 rebounds, padded the advantage with a trio of free throws as Arizona sank a jumper and a layup down the stretch. Ciera Dunbar hit a free throw with 5 seconds left to extend Utah's lead back to three and Arizona's Candice Warthen missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Emily Potter contributed 15 points in the Utes first home conference win of the season.
Arizona (4-15, 0-8) retook the lead three times in the second half.
Kama Griffitts led the Wildcats with 13 points.