Oregon¬†came from behind to beat Utah 73-64 tonight in Matthew Knight Arena.¬† After being down 30-22 and in major trouble at halftime, the Ducks¬†stormed back with a 51-34 second half.¬† This win snaps a 3 game losing streak and helps put the Ducks back on track to make the NCAA tournament.
E.J. Singler led all Ducks with 21 points, including an outstanding 12-13 from the free throw line.¬† Damyean Dotson added another 16 points¬†and Arsalan Kazemi continued¬†to¬†stuff the stat sheet with 11 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocks.¬† Despite giving up 17 turnovers, Oregon¬†turned the tide by crashing the boards and winning the rebound¬†battle 38-17.¬† Utah also fouled so many times that Oregon was allowed 35 shots from the free throw line compared to Utah’s¬†16.
Utah¬†out-shot¬†the Ducks,¬†hitting 48% from the field and¬†38.5% from behind the arc.¬†The Ducks¬†shot just¬†39.6% from the field and¬†25% from behind the arc.¬† Jason Washburn led¬†the Utes in scoring¬†with¬†20 points, with Jarred DuBois adding 15 and Jordan Loveridge adding another 14 points.
Next up, Oregon takes on the Washington Huskies on Wednesday,¬†February 13th in Alaska Airlines Arena.