Jakob Poeltl had 18 points and eight rebounds, and fifth-seeded Utah celebrated its return to the NCAA Tournament by holding off Stephen F. Austin for a 57-50 victory on Thursday night.
Justin Seymour scored 11 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lift Utah to a 62-53 win over SMU on Tuesday night.
Jalen Jones scored 20 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and SMU beat Utah 62-55 Wednesday night to improve the Mustangs to 7-1 under new coach Larry Brown for their best start in six years.
Utah grabbed a 52-47 upset of TCU on Saturday in the championship game of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
According to the BCS computer ratings, 21-20 is no different from 45-0. A game decided by a last-second field goal is exactly the same as a blowout that’s over at halftime.