The Oregon Ducks are picking up wins at the right time to get hot before the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Saturday’s 67-64 win over Utah (9-10, 6-9 Pac-12) gave the Ducks a five-game winning streak, their second longest of the season.
Utah senior Alfonso Plummer hit a game-tying three with 1:36 to go, and then neither team hit a field goal the rest of the game. In fact, the only player to score a basket was Chris Duarte.
The Ducks senior scored three free throws over the final 1:20 to give Oregon the margin to beat Utah.
There were three Duck players with at least 13 points, Eugene Omoruyi (13), LJ Figueroa (15) and Duarte (15).
Utah was led by four players scoring at least 13 points, however the other three players to score only put in six combined points.
Next for Oregon (14-4, 9-3 Pac-12) is Monday night against No. 19 USC (18-4, 12-3 Pac-12). It’s the first ranked team Oregon will face this season after their previous scheduled games against ranked opponents were postponed.
The Ducks are just 1.5 games behind the Trojans and UCLA for the top spot in the Pac-12.
Oregon-USC tips off Monday at 6 p.m. PT on FS1.
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