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A Bloody Pritchard Helps Oregon Bounce Back, Ducks 69 - Utes 64

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NCAA Basketball: Alabama State at Oregon Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - The #4 Oregon Ducks (12-3, 1-1) bounced back after a loss to Colorado by defeating the Utah Utes (10-4, 1-1) by a score of 69 to 64.

Despite a bloody nose, Payton Pritchard scored a team-high 19 points and passed Ron Lee in career assists.

1st Half - Payton Pritchard scored the first bucket of the game after a Chris Duarte defensive rebound led to a layup off the fastbreak. Then, after Timmy Allen responded with a score of his own, Pritchard drained a triple that reclaimed the early lead. N’Faly Dante hit a jumper that gave the Ducks a seven-point lead, but some strong Utah defense and a couple of triples led to a 17-17 score at the 7:21 mark. Utah took their first lead of the half with a Both Gach three-pointer, but Will Richardson and Chris Duarte helped Oregon build a 36-31 lead at the half.

2nd Half - The Utes scored seven straight points to kickoff the second half, but a triple by Shakur Juiston gave the Ducks the lead and with 10:14 left in the game a Will Richardson three-pointer put Oregon up by 10, their largest lead of the night. However, the determined home team scored 12 consecutive points to take a 58-56 lead. The Ducks outscored the Utes 13 to 6 in the final seven minutes of the game despite Pritchard leaving and then re-entering the game late after colliding with Timmy Allen, resulting in a bloody nose. Oregon’s five-point win could have been much more lopsided if not for some sloppy play late in the game (as well as a lopsided ratio in penalties called for the home team), but Altman was ultimately happy with the team’s resolve.

The Ducks will take on Arizona this Thursday at 6 PM in their first PAC-12 game at home this season.

OREGON DUCKS

*Payton Pritchard (36 min): 4 REB - 5 AST - 1 STL - 2 PF - 8/17 FG - 3/6 3PT - 19 PTS

*Chris Duarte (35 min): 7 REB - 3 AST - 1 STL - 3 TO - 2 PF - 6/12 FG - 1/4 3PT - 1/1 FT - 14 PTS

*Shakur Juiston (26 min): 6 REB - 3 AST - 2 BLK - 2 TO - 3 PF - 3/10 FG - 1/4 3PT - 7 PTS

*Francis Okoro (18 min): 4 REB - 1 AST - 2 BLK - 3 TO - 3 PF - 1/2 FT - 1 PT

*Anthony Mathis (22 min): 2 REB - 1 AST - 1 PF - 0/2 FG - 0/1 3PT

Will Richardson (27 min): 6 REB - 5 AST - 1 STL - 2 TO - 3 PF - 6/11 FG - 1/2 3PT - 1/1 FT - 14 PTS

Chandler Lawson (21 min): 8 REB - 1 STL - 1 PF - 4/8 FG - 8 PTS

N’Faly Dante (15 min): 2 REB - 1 AST - 1 BLK - 2 STL - 4 PF - 3/6 FG - 6 PTS

UTAH STARTERS

*Both Gach (38 min): 1 REB - 2 AST - 1 STL - 1 TO - 1 PF - 9/20 FG - 4/12 3PT - 2/2 FT - 24 PTS

*Timmy Allen (39 min): 11 REB - 1 AST - 1 TO - 2 PF - 6/18 FG - 0/3 3PT - 7/12 FT - 19 PTS

*Rylan Jones (32 min): 4 REB - 4 AST - 4 TO - 3 PF - 2/8 FG - 2/7 3PT - 6 PTS

*Riley Battin (34 min): 8 REB - 1 AST - 1 BLK - 1 STL - 1 PF - 0/5 FG - 0/3 3PT - 2/4 FT - 2 PTS

*Branden Carlson (14 min): 2 REB - 1 STL - 1 TO - 1 PF - 0/1 FT

GO DUCKS!


NEXT UP: ARIZONA

1/9, Thursday, 6 PM, ESPN or ESPN2