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3 takeaways from Utah’s 74-56 loss to Oregon State

Utah’s Timmy Allen (1) drives past Oregon State’s Warith Alatishe (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.
Amanda Loman, Associated Press

Utah lost its second consecutive game, faltering in the second half and losing to Oregon State 74-56.

Here are three takeaways from the game:

  • After a pretty evenly-matched first half that saw the Beavers open up a six-point lead at halftime, the Utes fell apart in the second half, giving up a 17-0 Oregon State run starting with 15 minutes left in the period. Utah went without a point until 7:47 left in the game, when Riley Battin made a 3-pointer. By that point, a one-point Utah lead had turned into a 55-39 advantage for Oregon State.
  • Timmy Allen and Branden Carlson were about the only bright spots for Utah. Allen led the Utes with 24 points while Carlson contributed 16 points. Allen and Carlson combined for 26 of the Utes’ 32 second-half points. Battin was the only other Ute to score in the half, with six points.
  • Oregon State shot 52% from the floor in the second half. Ethan Thompson scored 25 points to lead the Beavers, while Warith Alatishe added 19 points.