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.