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Timothy J. Gonzalez, Associated Press
Oregon State's Deven Hunter, left, guards Utah's Paige Crozon, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Jamie Weisner scored from deep and on slashing drives and tied career highs with 27 points and four steals as No. 8 Oregon State built an early lead and cruised to a 72-53 victory over Utah on Sunday.

Ruth Hamblin had 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, and Sydney Wiese added seven points and 10 assists for the Beavers (22-3, 13-1 Pac-12), who won their 12th in a row.

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck, in his sixth year with the program, got his 400th career win. That total includes 288 victories at NCAA Division III George Fox.

Paige Crozon had 16 points and nine rebounds and Joeseta Fatuesi scored 13 points for the Utes (14-11, 6-8).

Oregon State outrebounded Utah 44-36, and shot 41 percent, compared to 35 percent for the Utes.

The Beavers started fast thanks in part to Weisner, who scored 10 points in the first quarter. A jumper by the senior guard with 4:35 left in the period capped an 11-0 run, and put Oregon State up 19-7.

Utah responded with an 11-2 run at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter, and trailed 24-20 after Fatuesi's layup with 6:18 left in the half. Oregon State scored the next five points, however.

The Beavers led 34-24 at the break.

Oregon State was up double digits the rest of the game, and led by 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Utah forward Emily Potter, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, got into early foul trouble, and was whistled for her second less than five minutes into the game. She was averaging 16.3 points and 10.5 rebounds, but finished with two points and four rebounds in 17 minutes on Sunday.


Utah: Potter has scored in double figures in 22 of 25 games this season. ... Utah outrebounded Oregon State 48-41 on Jan. 22 in the previous contest between the schools. Oregon State has only been outrebounded in two games all season. ... Fatuesi has scored in double digits in three of her last four games.

Oregon State: No team has shot better than 35.3 percent during Oregon State's win streak. ... Oregon State is 40-4 in its last 44 games at Gill Coliseum, and 24-1 in its last 25 Pac-12 games.


Utah: Hosts California on Friday.

Oregon State: Hosts USC on Friday.