NEWS: Oregonís defeat the ninth ranked Utes, 69-58.Md Noman Siddique (Author) Published Date : Feb 23, 2015 10:50 IST
In the recent time the Oregon Ducks had lost all four of their previous match against ranked opponents this season, but on Sunday afternoon, they were able to defeat the ninth ranked Utes, 69-58.
On the Sunday noon game in Eugene,the atmosphere totally changed Ore. Brooks scored 11 consecutive points late in the second half and finished with 19 to lead the Ducks to a 69-58 victory over No. 9 Utah.
According to the fighting match Krystkowiak (head coach of the Utah Utes men's basketball team) said There were a lot of 50-50 balls that didn't go our way,. We just need to play harder.
All the player were in cheers mood except Joseph Young, who added 14 points and Elgin Cook had 12 for Oregon, which sits comfortably in third place in the Pac-12 after its first victory over a Top 10 team since beating then-No. 3 Arizona last year in the regular-season finale.
In a statement Utah shot 42.5 percent for the game, while Oregon State shot 33.3 percent.
Utah jumped to a 7-2 lead but lost 7-foot freshman Jakob Poeltl to his second foul after just 4 1/2 minutes were gone on a play that also wiped out a 3 by Wright.
In the game Dillon Brookst was the biggest weapon for the Ducks offensively, and fueled Oregon to the win. He finished with a team-high 19 points, and a game-high eight rebounds. He shot 70 percent from the field and hit 4-of-6 free throws
Utah guard Brandon Taylor said We weren't even hitting shots. We knew that if we kept to the defensive side and really locked down defensively, we knew we would get this outcome,
Dillon Brooks scored 11 straight points late in the second half and finished with 19 to help the Ducks (20-8, 10-5 Pac-12) enhance their own NCAA tournament chances.
In the final touch the taller Utes, who also rank second in the Pac-12 in rebounding margin, saw the Ducks grab a 23-14 edge on the glass in the second half. Oregon finished with a 35-31 advantage in rebounds.
NEWS: Oregonís defeat the ninth ranked Utes, 69-58.