Facing a monumental challenge against the superior Oregon Ducks, the Utah Utes almost stole a win Saturday night on the road but fell just short in a 67-64 loss.
Here are three keys from the game.
- Down 65-64 with 1:20 to play in a game that was very back-and-forth virtually the entire way, the Utes couldn’t convert offensively, missing a shot and committing two turnovers before the Ducks went up three with seconds remaining, and Utah’s Timmy Allen missed a last-second 3-point try.
- The Utes hung tough, but missed a bunch of easy shots in the second half that could have helped them gain separation. Oregon also made four more 3-pointers on the night.
- Indicative of a close game, the two sides were very similar statistically, although Oregon had three more blocks, one more steal and three fewer turnovers.