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Oregon's Tyler Dorsey, left, and Utah's Lorenzo Bonam vie for a loose ball during the first half an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

EUGENE — Playing without their leading scorer and rebounder, Kyle Kuzma, the Utes went down 79-61 to the Oregon Ducks Thursday night.

In a wire-to-wire victory, the Ducks held the Utes well below their season average of 80.5 points per game. Oregon shot 53 percent from the field in the victory.

Utah did outscore the Ducks in second change points, 19 to 3.


Numbers

• Utah shot just 55 percent from the charity stripe, going 6-for-11.

• Oregon's starters outscored Utah's 69-31.

• Oregon blocked 10 shots in the win.

Records: Utah (17-9, 8-6), Oregon (23-4, 12-2)


Leaders

Utah: Jayce Johnson came off the bench to register a double-double with a team-high 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Oregon: Dillon Brooks scored a game-high 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting.


Up next

Utah: at Oregon State, Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

Oregon: vs. Colorado, Saturday, 1 p.m.