Renan Lenz and the Utes play at No. 19 Oregon on Saturday
Feb. 7, 2013
Utah Runnin' Utes (10-12, 2-8) at No. 19 Oregon Ducks (18-5, 7-3)
Date: Saturday, February 9
Tipoff: 6 p.m.
Location: Eugene, Ore.
Arena: Matthew Knight Arena
Play-by-Play: Jim Watson
Analyst: Ernie Kent
In Salt Lake City: Comcast Ch. 37 or 757 (HD); DISH Ch. 413
Utah Sports Radio Network
ESPN 700 AM
Play-by-Play: Bill Riley
Analyst: Jimmy Soto
Utah at Oregon - Quick Hits
• Utah lost at Oregon State on Wednesday after capturing their first home win in league play by knocking off Colorado last Saturday, 58-55.
• Against the Beavers, Brandon Taylor scored a career-high 21 points while also matching his personal best with six assists. Jarred DuBois also scored 20 points in the Ute loss.
• Utah leads the Pac-12 and ranks 23rd nationally by limiting its opponents to 38.1 percent shooting from the field.
• The Utes also rank second in the league by holding their opponents to only 60.9 points per game. Offensively, the Utes rank 19th nationally, tops in the Pac-12, in assisted basket percentage (63.0%).
• Utah is also third in three-point field goal percentage (35.7%), second in free throw percentage (74.6%) and fourth in the league in assist to turnover ratio.
• Oregon has dropped three games in a row following a 48-47 loss to Colorado on Thursday evening.
• The Ducks are 14th in the country with a +7.9 rebound margin with Arsalan Kazemi leads the team with an average of 9.4 per game. Oregon also leads the league with an average of 8.8 steals per game.
Last Time Out
Brandon Taylor had a season-high 21 points and six assists, while Jarred DuBois scored 20 points in Utah’s 82-64 loss at Oregon State.
The Beavers shot 59 percent from the floor en route to the win and out-scored the Utes by 18 in the paint.
OSU’s 82 points were the second most allowed this season by Utah and the Utes also gave up season-highs in free throws made (25) and attempted (30), assists (17) and blocks (7)
On the flip side, Utah finished with 20 field goals, one more than the season low (19, at BYU). and had the second-lowest field goal percentage, shooting only 35.7 percent for the game (34.5% at ASU).
Washburn Working Way Up Charts
Jason Washburn has notched double-doubles in four conference games so far. He was averaging 13.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while shooting 52 percent from the field prior to Wednesday night.
He currently ranks fifth in the league in rebounding, fifth in field-goal percentage and fourth in blocks. He has also scored in double figures during 13 of the last 16 contests.
Washburn has scored 913 points in his 112 career games. With at least nine games remaining, including the regular season and Pac-12 Tournament, Washburn must average 9.7 points per game for the remainder of the season to become the 35th Ute to hit the 1,000-point plateau.
He is currently averaging 10.6 points per game after scoring at a career-best clip of 11.4 points per contest last year.
Loveridge Bounding up Pac-12 Leaderboard
Jordan Loveridge is currently one of the Pac-12’s league leaders in rebounding at an average of 7.1 per contest, tops among the Utes. He also ranks ninth in the league with an average of 2.5 offensive rebounds per game
He currently ranks as one of the league leaders in scoring at 12.1 points per game and free-throw percentage (77.0%)
The freshman poured in a career-best 24 points vs. Cal State Northridge and his points per game average ranks him fifth all-time for a Utah freshman, behind such greats as Keith Van Horn and Andrew Bogut.
Taylor Turning it Up
Taylor scored in double figures three games in a row (Washington, Stanford and Cal), averaging 14.0 ppg during that span. The freshman just poured in a career-high 21 at Oregon State.
Taylor had 11 assists against Cal and Washington after notching only eight prior to that point all season. He tied his career-high with six against the Beavers.
Taylor led all scorers with a career-high 19 points and six assists in the win over the previously-unbeaten Huskies in Seattle. The freshman also led the team in steals as the Runnin’ Utes captured their first road win since joining the Pac-12.
Prior to that, Taylor led Utah in scoring (13) and assists (3) at Washington State. He currently ranks second in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (.500).
DuBois Getting it Done for Utes
DuBois, a senior transfer from Loyola Marymount, is currently the leading scorer for the Utes after scoring 20 or more in four games this season.
DuBois has impressed in his first year with the club, averaging 12.1 ppg. He also ranks fourth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio and is one of the league leaders in total helpers (3.1 apg).
DuBois also ranks eighth in the league in three-point shooting percentage (.383) and fourth in free-throw percentage (90.3)
Glen Dean scored double digits in Utah’s first four games this season, and is currently averaging 6.7 points per game after scoring 10 vs. Cal two weeks ago. It was his sixth double-digit outing of the season and first since Dec. 8 at BYU.
Dean is one of the league leaders in three-pointers per game (1.4) and three-point percentage (37.2).
Bachynski Beats Up Bengals
Sophomore Dallin Bachynski racked up 22 points and 16 rebounds against Idaho State for his second double-double in his first three games as a Ute.
Bachynski’s 20-and-15 double-double was Utah’s first since Nevill had 23 points and 15 boards against Wyoming in the semifinals of the same tournament.
Van Horn to be Honored by Pac-12
Former Utah men’s basketball star Keith Van Horn has been elected to the 2013 Pac-12 Hall of Honor. He will be the second Runnin’ Ute inductee, joining last year’s selection, Arnie Ferrin.
Van Horn left Salt Lake City as the Utes’ all-time leading scorer (2,542) and second-leading rebounder (1,074) after leading Utah to 98 wins and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 (1996) and the Elite Eight (1997).
He was a two-time All-American and runner-up for the Wooden and Naismith National Player of the Year awards in 1997. He was also the first player in WAC history to be named player of the year three times.
Utes on TV
Utah is 9-10 this season in televised contests and it will play all but three of their games on TV this season.
The Runnin’ Utes will appear on the Pac-12 Network a total of 23 times in the regular season. Utah will also play on ESPNU three times and make one appearance on FSN.