3 keys in the Utah Utes’ 70-51 loss to the Oregon State Beavers

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Utah’s Both Gach (11) defends against Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) | AP

The University of Utah men’s basketball team couldn’t break its recent trend of losing after winning two games in a row, as it fell Thursday night to the Oregon State Beavers on the road, 70-51.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

As has happened often this season, the Utes were once again bad offensively. They went just 8 of 27 from the field in the first half and finished 19 of 51 (37 percent). Additionally, Utah went just 1 of 6 from the free throw line in the first half and finished 8-of-16. The Utes also made just five of their 19 3-point attempts on the night.
Adding to the shooting woes, Utah committed nine turnovers in the first half and finished with 14, while the Beavers committed 10 on the night.
Branden Carlson was the only Utah player to finish in double-figures, as he scored 13 points. Both Gach was next with eight. Oregon State, on the other hand, had four players score at least 10 points, led by Kylor Kelley’s 16.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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