Jones scores 17, Stanford holds off Utah 73-66

<p>STANFORD, Calif. &mdash; Spencer Jones made a career-high five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Stanford held off Utah for a 73-66 win on Saturday night.</p>
<p>Jones helped the Cardinal (13-8, 9-6 Pac-12) hold off a late challenge with a pair of his 3-pointers in the final 5:02. Jones was 5 of 9 from 3-point range and 6 of 11 overall in the game.</p>
<p>The Utes (9-8, 6-7) closed the deficit to five in the final minute after trailing by double digits for most of the second half.</p>
<p>Oscar da Silva added 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and Michael O’Connell and Jaiden Delaire added 11 points each for Stanford. </p>
<p>The Cardinal shot 54% from the field.</p>
<p>Alfonso Plummer scored eight of his 14 points in the first four minutes of the game as Utah jumped to a 12-2 lead. Stanford outscored Utah 30-8 over the final 13 minutes of the half, including runs of seven and 11 straight points, to lead 34-22 at the break.</p>
<p>Timmy Allen scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and Branden Carlson had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Utah.</p>
<p>Stanford visits Washington and Utah visits Oregon State on Thursday. </p>
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