SALT LAKE CITY -- Luke Nevill scored a career-high 32 points to lead Utah to a 94-88 overtime win against rival BYU on Tuesday night.
Luka Drca added 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Utes (13-7, 4-2 Mountain West).
Both teams had a chance to win in the final seconds of regulation, but Drca missed a runner with about five seconds left, and BYU's Jonathan Tavernari missed a last-second 3-pointer after the Cougars raced the rebound upcourt.
The Utes scored seven straight points midway through overtime, but they had to outlast a flurry of late Cougar baskets that kept it close.
The game was the first overtime matchup between the teams since 1991, when BYU won 51-49 in the Western Athletic Conference tournament. The Utes' win Tuesday night snapped a four-game losing streak against their biggest rival.