Jason Washburn finished with 20 points and seven rebounds for the Utes
Feb. 9, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Utah let a second-half lead slip away on the road tonight, falling at No. 19 Oregon, 73-64. Jason Washburn had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Runnin' Utes (10-13, 2-9).
Jarred DuBois continued his hot shooting, finishing with 15 points for Utah while Jordan Loveridge added 14, all in the first half. The Utes shot 48 percent in the game, 57 percent in the first half en route to taking an eight-point lead. It was the second-best overall performance in league play (60% at UW).
Utah was a staggering minus-22 on the glass but stayed in the game by limiting the Ducks to 30 percent shooting in the first half and forcing 17 turnovers, a season-high.
Both teams got off to rather slow starts but Oregon went up 13-10 on Arsalan Kazemi's dunk with 8:59 left in the first half. Utah answered by going ahead 19-18 on a Loveridge jumper.
Oregon's recent struggle with turnovers continued, and the Ducks committed 10 within the first 16 minutes. The Utes extended their lead to 27-20 on Brandon Taylor's jumper with 1:46 left, and Washburn's long two-pointer at the buzzer put Utah ahead 30-22 at the break.
In the second half, Oregon pulled to 32-31 on E.J. Singler's three-pointer early in the half, but Utah wouldn't let the Ducks take control. Taylor hit a three-pointer to put the Utes up 37-31.
Johnathan Loyd made a three-pointer that narrowed it to 43-41 with 11:26 left and momentum shifted to Oregon on a Singler layup that tied it at 43. The Ducks went ahead for good on a Kazemi free throw. The Rice transfer finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds for his first career double-double.
Singler had 21 points and eight rebounds while Damyean Dotson added 16 points for the Ducks (19-5, 8-3 Pac-12), who had been on a slide after opening conference play with seven straight victories.
Utah returns home next week, beginning with a contest Wednesday night at 6 p.m. against Arizona State.