DENVER – Pac-12 Player of the Year Jakob Poeltl scored 16 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds to lead No. 3-seed Utah past No. 14-seed Fresno State, 80-69 at Pepsi Center.
The Runnin’ Utes led 33-22 at the break and cruised to the win, outrebounding the Bulldogs 38-15. Lorenzo Bonam scored 17 points for Utah, followed by Poeltl, Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor, all with 16. Marvelle Harris scored 24 for Fresno State.
Kevin Kugler and Jim Jackson called the action on Westwood One Sports.