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Cheyenne Wilson scored 11 points against Oregon State.

Cheyenne Wilson scored 11 points against Oregon State.

March 2, 2012

Utah vs. Oregon (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
Saturday, March 3, 3:00 p.m. MT
Radio: 99.1 FM/Rock991.com (Play-by-Play Rick Bouillon)
Video available at http://www.UtahUtes.com/allaccess

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Last Time Out
Utah overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat Oregon State in overtime on Thursday evening, 63-56.

Down by seven points with five minutes remaining in the game, 51-44, the Utes (14-14, 7-10 Pac-12) rallied with a 7-0 run over the next four minutes to tie the game, 51-51. The Beavers stopped their scoring drought with an Ali Gibson layup with a minute remaining before Michelle Plouffe re-tied the game with a jumper with 41 seconds left. Neither team could get a clean shot off in the final seconds to put the game into overtime.

Although OSU won the tip in overtime, the first shot was a miss and Plouffe got the rebound and set up Rachel Messer's three at the other end of the floor. Alyssa Martin would hit a three to put OSU on the board, but Messer again hit a three to put the Utes back on top and give them the lead for good with 2:52 left. Good defense by both teams led to a long scoring drought before the Beavers were forced into fouling. Rita Sitivi and Plouffe each went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe in the final seconds to give the Utes a seven-point advantage in the end.

Plouffe led Utah with 19 points, while Cheyenne Wilson was also in double-figure scoring with 11 points.

Oregon Update
Oregon was able to overcome a halftime deficit as the Ducks defeated Colorado, 64-62, on Thursday night.

The Ducks (15-14, 7-10) outscored the Buffs 36-32 in the second half, but most importantly shot 39.3 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes after a cold outing (27.3 percent) in the first half.

Senior Amanda Johnson recorded a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while Deanna Weaver added 11 points.

Colorado led at halftime, 30-28, but Oregon led by as many as seven in the second half. Colorado tied the game at 62 with a three-pointer with 2:14 remaining. Oregon free throws and Buffs misses from the floor helped lead the Ducks to the win.

News and Notes
• Utah is 4-0 in overtime this season with the win against Oregon State. Utah's other overtime wins have come against Washington, Arizona and Colorado.
• Utah, Oregon and Washington are currently in a three-way tie for seventh place in the Pac-12.
Janita Badon continues to be day-to-day with a knee sprain. The Pac-12 assist leader has missed the last three games.
Cheyenne Wilson was in double-figure scoring for the second time this season against OSU. She had 11 points. Her previous double-figure game was 12 points against Weber State.
Rita Sitivi had a career-high seven points vs. Oregon State.
• Utah was 8-of-10 from the free-throw line against Oregon State, and remains second in the conference in free-throw percentage (.726).

 

 

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