York and Johnson each score 15 to help No. 4 Arizona escape with 67-63 win at Utah in OT

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Arizona's Aaron Gordon (11) defends against Utah's Jordan Loveridge (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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By JOHN COON, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gabe York and Nick Johnson each scored 15 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 13 and No. 4 Arizona escaped with a 67-63 overtime victory against Utah on Wednesday night.

The Wildcats (24-2, 11-2 Pac-12) beat Utah for the ninth straight time since a loss in the 1998 NCAA tournament. Arizona also held onto sole possession of first place in the Pac-12, one game ahead of UCLA.

Brandon Taylor had 13 points and Dallin Bachynski and Delon Wright each scored 12 for the Utes (17-9, 6-8), who lost at home for the second time this season.

The score was tied at 58 before Hollis-Jefferson made two baskets to give the Wildcats a four-point lead with 1:52 left in overtime. His second bucket came after Taylor, an 86 percent free throw shooter, missed three straight from the line to prevent Utah from taking the lead.

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