SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Beating the shot clock with a critical basket is a scenario Parker Van Dyke has practiced many times. Van Dyke has done silent countdowns in his head and fired up shots in the gym on many occasions to prepare for such a moment.
Van Dyke earned a chance to do it for real. The junior guard made a pair of 3-pointers late in the shot clock in the final minutes to help Utah edge UCLA for an 84-78 victory on Thursday.
After the Bruins cut a double-digit deficit down to 70-69 on a 3-pointer from Thomas Welsh with 2:50 remaining, Van Dyke beat the clock on the other end with his own 3-pointer. He tacked on another in the same fashion with 41 seconds left.