Stanford holds off Utah to boost Pac-12 position

JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Published:

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Dwight Powell made a go-ahead free throw with 36.1 seconds remaining after Stanford missed seven consecutive from the line late, and the Cardinal held on to beat Utah 61-60 on Saturday in the Pac-12 regular-season finale for both schools.

Chasson Randle delivered down the stretch on the way to 22 points and forced a turnover with 1.8 seconds left as Utah couldn't get a shot off in the waning seconds with a chance to win.

Stefan Nastic added 14 points for the Cardinal (19-11, 10-8 Pac-12), who along with Utah (20-10, 9-9) began the day in a four-way tie for fifth place in the Pac-12 standings. The seeding for next week's conference tournament in Las Vegas still had to be worked out based on Saturday's results, but with the win Stanford will be seeded no worse than sixth and could be as high as fourth.