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No. 14 Utah goes cold late in 87-65 loss to No. 4 Oregon

By Josh Furlong, | Updated - Feb 2nd, 2019 @ 10:10am | Posted - Feb 1st, 2019 @ 9:52pm

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SALT LAKE CITY — Coming off an upset win over Stanford, No. 14 Utah fell to No. 4 Oregon in an 87-65 loss Friday.

Utah kept the matchup close for much of the game, including a 2-point lead with less than a minute left in the third quarter, but Oregon pulled away in the fourth quarter to secure the home win to remain the conference favorite and to stay undefeated.

The Ducks would outscore the Utes 27-9 in the fourth quarter, as Utah opened the quarter on a four-minute scoring drought.

Megan Huff led the Utes with a career-high 38 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double in the loss. Huff made six 3-pointers on 6-of-9 shooting from deep. But Dru Gylten was the only other Ute to score in double figures, finishing with 11 points.

Oregon was led in scoring by Satou Sabally, who finished the night with 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting. The Ducks had six total players in double figures in the win.

The road doesn’t get any easier for the Utes who will travel to take on No. 9 Oregon State Sunday at 1 p.m. MST.

Josh Furlong

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