SALT LAKE CITY — Oregon State forward Jarmal Reid tripped a referee and was ejected with 2:56 remaining, starting Utah’s rally that led to a 59-53 victory Sunday night.
Reid fell to the floor when a Utah player, lunging for the ball, seemed to bump the Oregon State forward as he dribbled out from the paint. Reid complained that there was no foul call and while getting up it appeared that he made eye contact with the referee and stuck his right leg out. The ref tripped and stumbled to the court.
Reid was assessed a Flagrant 2, and Brandon Taylor made the free throw to give Utah a 53-52 lead.
The Beavers were outscored 6-1 the rest of the way.
Oregon State sprinted out to an 11-2 lead in the first half and pushed it to 21-8 thanks to three baskets apiece from Malcolm Duvivier and Stephen Thompson Jr. The Utes responded with a 15-10 run, due in large part to seven free throws. But the Beavers led 34-23 at halftime.
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