SALT LAKE CITY -- Larry Drew II scored 12 points, including a driving layup to beat the shot clock with 9 seconds remaining, and UCLA held off Utah 57-53 on Thursday night.
The Utes, who were led by Cedric Martin's 12 points, had two chances to take the lead in the final minutes, but Glen Dean missed wide-open 3-point attempts.
Travis Wear scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, when his teammates started misfiring. Jordan Adams also had 12 to help extend the Bruins' win streak to eight games.
Kyle Anderson scored 11 points as the Bruins (13-3, 3-0 Pac-12) took advantage of nine first-half Utah turnovers to lead by as many as 13 before settling for a 34-23 advantage at halftime.
Playing in front of an enthusiastic crowd that trudged through a major snowstorm, the Utes (8-7, 0-3) dropped their third straight despite Jason Washburn's and Jordan Loveridge's 11 points apiece. The game marked UCLA's first true road game of the season and its first game at Utah since 1930.
The Bruins posted a season low in points but also held the Utes to 39 percent shooting, including 4 of 20 from behind the 3-point line.
Wear tipped in an errant 3-pointer by Shabazz Muhammad to make it 55-49 with 4:07 remaining, but the Utes drew within two on Loveridge's back-to-back shots at the rim.
After that, the Utes missed their final six attempts, including three open looks by Dean, who finished 1 of 11 from the field.
On the other end, Drew, UCLA's lone senior, patiently dribbled as the clock wound down and waited for a defensive switch. As Washburn moved over to guard him, he burst past the Utah center and sealed the game with a layup over the defender's outstretched arm.
Drew, who leads the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio, had four assists and an uncharacteristic three turnovers against Utah's hard-nosed defense. The team leader looked to score more as heralded freshman Muhammad had his worst scoring game of the season with just six points on 3-of-13 shooting.
The tough-luck Utes have lost all three of their Pac-12 games despite having chances in the final minute in each. Utah, which was picked in the preseason to finish last in the conference, took Arizona and Arizona State to the wire but dropped both contests on the road last week.
* BYU 76, PEPPERDINE 51: At Provo, Tyler Haws had 24 points, Brandon Davies chipped in with 19 and BYU used a 46-16 second-half surge to defeat Pepperdine 76-51 on Thursday night the Marriot Center.
BYU (13-4, 3-0 West Coast) trailed 35-30 at halftime after shooting a dismal 9 for 32 from the field, but the Cougars were much better in the second half, hitting 58.1 percent of their shots.
* AGGIES TAKE ON SPARTANS TO CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND: After four games in a week's span last week, Utah State has just one game this week, wrapping up a three-game homestand by hosting San Jose State tonight in WAC action.
The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. at the Smith Spectrum.
The Aggies are off to just their third 13-1 start in school history, and are 4-0 in WAC action. USU is led by junior guard Preston Medlin with 15.8 points per game, adding 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
* LOUISIANA TECH 84, TEXAS STATE 67: At San Marcos, Texas, Cordarius Johnson scored 17 points as Louisiana Tech defeated Texas State for its fifth straight victory.
* MONTANA 77, NORTH DAKOTA 62: At Grand Forks, N.D., Mathias Ward scored a season-high 27 points, helping Montana break open a close game after halftime and rout North Dakota to remain unbeaten in conference play.
Will Cherry added 14 points and Kevin Henderson had 12 for the Grizzlies (9-4, 5-0 Big Sky).
* EASTERN WASHINGTON 82, NORTHERN ARIZONA 59: At Cheney, Wash., Collin Cheverton scored 22 points and Venky Jois had 14 points and 14 rebounds as Eastern Washington defeated Northern Arizona.
Martin Seiferth added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles (4-11, 2-3 Big Sky).
* OREGON 70, NO. 4 ARIZONA 66: At Eugene, Ore., E.J. Singler scored 14 points and Oregon overcame a slow start to beat Arizona, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Dominic Artis, Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had 10 points apiece for the Ducks (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), who have won 17 straight home games, including all 11 this season.