UCLA, which struggled to score late in the second half, improved to 3-0 in Pac-12 Conference play with a 57-53 victory at Utah on Thursday night.
The Bruins (13-3 overall) seemed to be cruising toward a victory when Larry Drew II made a jumper with 13:37 left in the second half for a 44-32 lead.
But Jordan Loverigde scored six consecutive points, including a dunk and a layup, for the Utes (8-7, 0-3) to help close their deficit to 55-53 with 3:28 left.
Drew, who was one of four Bruins in double figures, ended a four-minute scoring drought by making a layup with nine seconds left to provide the final margin of victory. Drew, Travis Wear and Jordan Adams each had 12 points to lead UCLA.