PORTLAND, OR – The fifth-seeded Utah Utes held off a pesky Stephen F. Austin side to advance to the third round on Thursday with a 57-50 victory. Jakob Poeltl led all scorers with 18 points for the Utes to go along with five blocks on the defensive end. Utah will face the winner of Georgetown-Eastern Washington on Saturday.
Thomas Walkup had 12 points in the loss for the Lumberjacks.
Wayne Larrivee and Mike Montgomery called the action on Westwood One Sports.