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Hoops Roundup: Ducks earn close win, Beavs fall short

Oregon wins its fifth straight game with the victory over Utah. Oregon State's late rally comes up short against Colorado.

Posted: Feb 20, 2021 10:12 PM

Oregon wins fifth straight game 

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Chris Duarte and LJ Figueroa scored 15 points apiece and Oregon beat Utah 67-64 for the Ducks' fifth straight win.

Eugene Omoruyi added 13 points for Oregon (14-4, 9-3 Pac-12) before fouling out with 3:29 to play.

Duarte, who had 11 points in the second half, and Figueroa hit 3-pointers 21 seconds apart to give the Ducks a 64-61 lead with 1:55 to play.

Alfonso Plummer answered with a 3-pointer before Duarte made 1 of 2 free throws to give Oregon the lead for good with 1:20 remaining.

Plummer hit four 3s and finished with 17 points and Timmy Allen scored 15 for Utah (9-10, 6-9).

Neither team led by more than five points and there were nine ties and 19 lead changes.

Beavers fall short against Colorado

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- McKinley Wright IV scored 21 points and moved to No. 7 on Colorado's career scoring list as the Buffaloes beat Oregon State 61-57 on Saturday night.

Colorado won its fifth conference road game of the season, its most since the 1961-62 season.

Evan Battey added 10 points for the Buffaloes, who never trailed in the second half.

The Beavers tied it at 35 early in the second half and closed the deficit back to 44-43 before Colorado pulled away with an 11-2 run to lead by 10 with 4:19 left.

Oregon State got no closer than the final score.

Ethan Thompson had 18 points and seven assists for the Beavers.

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