Tucson, Ariz. • The shot looked good when it left the hands of Jarred DuBois. But instead of dropping softly through the net, it hit the front of the rim, caught the back and bounced high in the air. Finally, the ball fell to the McKale Center floor, as time ran out on Utah.
Simultaneously, 14,545 people exhaled.
The Utes pushed No. 3 Arizona, one of the best teams in the country, to the brink on Saturday afternoon. One made shot would’ve given Utah its best win of the Larry Krystkowiak era. Instead, it registers as another close defeat, a 60-57 gut-wrenching loss for the Utes, who are now putting a patent on coming up short.