SALT LAKE CITY -- Lorenzo Bonam scored 26 points as Utah rallied to defeat Stanford 67-59 on Saturday afternoon.
The Utes (20-10, 11-7) will go into the Pac-12 Tournament as the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye despite a choppy season. They were picked to finish eighth in the conference preseason poll.
Stanford (14-16, 6-12) must wait to find out its seed in the tournament.
Both teams were sloppy throughout, but Bonam took over down the stretch on both ends of the floor to put the Cardinal away. The Utes used a 14-2 run late in the game, including nine from Bonam to take an eight-point lead after trailing most of the day. Bonam had back-to-back steals and layups to go up 62-54. Stanford never led again.
Kyle Kuzma added 16 points for the Utes.
Dorian Pickens paced Stanford with 20 points
The Cardinal took a 28-26 lead into halftime, but led by 11 midway through the first half. Stanford built the lead with an 11-2 run as the Utah offense was dreadful, missing several layups. The Utes scored just two points during the nearly six-minute stretch.
Utah responded with a 14-3 run of its own, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers from Kuzma and Gabe Bealer, to tie the game at 26.
Stanford: The Cardinal didn't play particularly well despite shooting 53.3 percent from 3-point range. The entire season has been a struggle for Stanford and it now hopes to put together a run in the Pac-12 tournament.
Utah: Saturday meant nothing for the Utes after California lost to Colorado before the game even started and the No. 4 seed was locked up. The biggest concern lies with starting center David Collette, who had to be helped to the locker room with an injury in the first half and never even returned to the bench.
Stanford: The Cardinal must wait for the final standings to find out when it will play in the Pac-12 Tournament next week.
Utah: The Utes will play the winner of the No. 5 seed versus No. 12 seed on Thursday in the Pac-12 Tournament.