Allen Crabbe scored 23 points, including two free throws with 17 seconds left, and Cal (11-7, 3-3 Pac-12) held off Utah 62-57 in Salt Lake City.
The Bears led by 13 points with less than 7 minutes left, but did not score another field goal after 4:20.
Freshman Tyrone Wallace has 12 points and eight assists and Justin Cobbs had five of Cal’s 16 steals.
Senior guard Brandon Smith played 19 minutes off the bench in his first game since Dec. 22. He had three points, three rebounds and three assists. Smith had missed six games with a concussion.
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