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Mark Lyons scores 18 points to help No. 9 Arizona edge Utah 68-64

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    Arizona's Mark Lyons (2) goes to the basket as Utah's Glen Dean (1) falls in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Arizona defeated Utah 68-64. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Arizona's Brandon Ashley, right, shoots as Utah's Brandon Taylor (11) defends in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Arizona defeated Utah 68-64. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Arizona's Solomon Hill (44) shoots as Utah's Jason Washburn (42) defends in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Arizona defeated Utah 68-64. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Arizona head coach Sean Miller shouts to a referee in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Utah, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Arizona's Mark Lyons (2) goes to the basket as Utah's Glen Dean (1) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

Mark Lyons scored 18 points, freshman Brandon Ashley added 10 in a reserve role and No. 9 Arizona defeated Utah 68-64 on Sunday to snap a two-game skid.

Arizona led by as many as 13 early in the second half only to see Utah respond with a 14-3 run to tie it at 51 with 7:28 remaining on Jason Washburn's tip-in.

A 3-pointer by Dakarai Tucker pulled Utah within two with 4:46 left, but a putback by Kevin Parrom and a layup by Lyons helped seal it for the Wildcats (21-4, 9-4 Pac-12), who were coming off their worst loss of the season.

Jarred DuBois had 16 points, Washburn 15 and Jeremy Olsen 12 for the Utes (11-14, 3-10), who have yet to win back-to-back conference games since joining the Pac-12 two years ago.