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3 takeaways from Utah’s 91-85 2OT loss to USC in the Pac-12 Tournament

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USC Trojans forward Evan Mobley (4) dunks the ball from behind Utah Utes center Branden Carlson (35) as Utah and USC play in the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Utah dropped a heartbreaker in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament, losing 91-85 to USC in double overtime.

Here are three takeaways from the game:

  • Utah just ran out of gas in the final overtime. The Utes didn’t make a field goal for the last 3:38 of the game. Utah was down just two with two minutes remaining but missed two shots, then Evan Mobley made a shot to increase USC’s lead to four points. Pelle Larsson missed a 3-pointer with 38 seconds and that was basically it for the Utes. Mikael Jantunen, Ian Martinez and Riley Battin were fouled out.
  • In the first overtime, Alfonso Plummer saved the day, tying the game at 80 with a high-arching 3-pointer with 30 seconds left. Tahj Eaddy missed a shot to win, sending the game into a second overtime.
  • Utah was down by four with 26 seconds left, but rallied to force overtime. Timmy Allen got a rebound from his missed shot and put it back in with 16 seconds left. Allen fouled Ethan Anderson, who missed two free throws, giving the Utes life. Martinez was fouled with two seconds left and made his two free throws, sending Utah to overtime.