Chris Kupets scored 20 points for Utah.
Dec. 31, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Nemanja Mitrovic and Jared Stohl scored 21 points each, while canning five 3-pointers each, to lead Portland to a come-from-behind 88-79 victory over Utah on Friday night.
Mitrovic scored 18 of his points in the second half as the Pilots (12-3) overcame an 11-point second-half deficit with a 13-0 run.
Portland scored the first 11 points while Utah missed its first two shots and committed four turnovers.
But the lopsided play didn't last long as the Utes came back with a 21-5 run, and stretched their lead to 40-30 just before the break.
Portland turned the contest around with 13 unanswered points, including eight by Stohl, to take a 57-53 lead.
Mitrovic scored 16 of Portland's next 24 points to give the Pilots an 81-70 lead with 2:32 left.