Utes advance with win over USC

USA TODAY Sports

The Runnin' Utes build two large leads, lose 'em both, and barely hang on for the three-point victory.

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It wasn't always pretty, but the Utes got the job done and advance in the conference tournament for the first time since the 2009 season. Who coulda thought that possible just a week or so ago when they were coming off a lopsided loss to Stanford?

That's three in a row in a win streak that matches the longest of the season (last attained back in November) and now makes Utah officially the hottest team in the Pac-12.

Let's give a shout-out to Jarred DuBois, who played a helluva game. He was the MVP of this one and hopefully he can bring it tomorrow night against Cal - which will prove a difficult match-up for the Utes.

But for tonight ... we celebrate.

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