(23) Utah 66

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Arizona 63

(2-2, 2-2 home)

    9:30 PM ET, November 26, 2005

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    #23UTAH 24 4266
    ARIZ 27 3663

    Utah holds off Arizona, avoids second straight loss

    TUCSON (AP) -- Kim Smith had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Julie Larsen scored 12 points on four 3-points, leading No. 23 Utah a 66-63 victory over Arizona on Saturday night.

    The Utes (2-1), trying to avoid a two-game losing streak, rallied from a seven-point deficit, moved out to a nine-point lead and then held on for the win.

    Natalie Jones led Arizona with 17 points.

    Smith, one rebound shy of a double-double by halftime, made two free throws with 21 seconds left to give the Utes a 66-62 lead.

    Arizona (2-2) had closed within two on a 3-pointer by Joy Hollingsworth 2 seconds earlier.

    The Utes secured the victory by limiting Arizona to just one free throw and defending a possible game-tying 3-pointer by Jessica Arnold with two seconds left.

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