The No. 19 Oregon Ducks used a stingy second-half defense and a dominating performance on the glass to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit en route to a 73-64 win over the Utah Utes Saturday night at home. The win snapped Oregon's three-game losing streak.
Trailing 30-22 after 20 minutes, Oregon went on a 9-2 run to start the second half and outscored Utah 51-34 in the final frame. Oregon also owned a 38-17 rebounding advantage. 14 of those boards came from Arsalan Kazemi, who also chipped in with 11 points.
The Ducks' rebounding helped overshadow a 39.6 percent shooting night for Oregon, while the Utes shot 48.0 percent, led by 20 points from Jason Washburn.
With the win, Oregon moves to within a half game of Arizona for first place in the Pac-12, while Utah drops to 2-9 and is alone in the league's basement.