Oregon falls into second
Jason Washburn had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Jarred DuBois added 15 points and several key baskets down the stretch to propel Utah past No. 19 Oregon 72-62 in Pac-12 men’s basketball on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor chipped in 14 points apiece for the Utes (13-17, 5-13), who won consecutive Pac-12 games for the first time since joining the league. It also marked the first time Utah beat a ranked Pac-12 opponent in league play.
E.J. Singler had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Oregon (23-8, 12-6), which finished in a second-place tie with Cal behind UCLA for the Pac-12 regular-season championship.
The Ducks trailed from start to finish and often made things easy for Utah, which dominated inside. The Utes held a 31-28 edge on the boards and a 34-21 advantage on points in the paint. They also forced the Ducks to commit 15 turnovers and scored 21 points off those miscues.
Utah got off to a blistering start and kept it up throughout the first half.
The Utes shot 65.5 percent from the field and pressured Oregon’s backcourt into turnovers.
Utah forced the Ducks to cough it up nine times before halftime. Eight of those were steals by the Utes.
( 18) Arizona 73, Arizona State 58: Nick Johnson scored 17 points, Solomon Hill added 12 in his final home game and No. 18 Arizona earned a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament with a 73-58 rout over rival Arizona State in Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona State (20-11, 9-9) pulled within five in the second half, but had trouble holding onto the ball, its 17 turnovers leading to 21 points for Arizona (24-6, 12-6).
Oregon State 64, Colorado 58: Eric Moreland scored 17 points and Roberto Nelson added 15, helping Oregon State snap a five-game skid by holding off Colorado 64-58 in Boulder, Colo.
It was the first win in Boulder for the Beavers (14-17, 4-14).
Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 points, five rebounds and five steals for the Buffs (20-10, 10-8).