SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Jarred Dubois had 21 points and Jason Washburn added 18 to lead Utah over Texas State 74-69 Friday night.
Jordan Loveridge added 15 points and eight rebounds for Utah (5-2).
The Bobcats hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute, but foul trouble had allowed the Utes to pull away earlier.
Utah took a 62-55 lead when Wright went to the bench following his fourth foul with seven minutes left in the game. With Wright out, Loveridge had two offensive rebounds that led to a pair of layups by Dubois.
The Utes were 14 for 19 on free throws in the second half in what had been a close game.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.