After a win over No. 19 USC, Utah dropped a game against Oregon State on Wednesday.
Here are three takeaways from Utah’s 75-70 loss:
- Down by 7 with 5:30 left, Utah went on a 5-0 run to get back into the game. Mikael Jantunen mad a 3-pointer with a minute left in the game to get the Utes within two points. Pelle Larsson turned the ball over as Utah had a chance to take the lead. A Jarod Lucas free throw made it still a three-point game, but an errant Timmy Allen pass resulted in an over-and-back and Oregon State hit the deciding free throws.
- Allen played all 40 minutes for the Utes, leading the team in scoring with 23. Alfonso Plummer and Branden Carlson got extensive minutes as well, playing 36 and 34 minutes each and scoring 15 and 10 points, respectively.
- Lucas was key for the Beavers in the second half. He scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half, including three key free throws down the stretch.