The Utes made a living in both overtimes at the charity stripe. All told Utah made 13-16 in the final 10:00 after regulation.
Johnnie Bryant scored 23 points for Utah, scoring 13 in a row at one point in second half.
Shaun Green had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Green missed a three at the end of regulation that would have given the Utes the win. Prentis led all scorers with 28 points. Chad Toppert nailed six three pointers, finishing with 20 points. All told the Lobos hit 17-of-27 behind the arc.
The win halted a three-game win streak and aided the Utes' quest to avoid a play-in game to get into the Mountain West Tournament.
The Lobos lost for the fourth time in five games.