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Feb. 20 updates: Ducks hold off Utah for fifth straight win, Colorado tops Beavers in men's hoops.

College men's basketball — Oregon got the bounces late Saturday, Feb. 20, to hold off Utah for a 67-64 win that keeps the Ducks in contention for the Pac-12 regular-season crown.

In their final scheduled home game, the Ducks (14-4, 9-3 Pac-12) won their fifth in a row to move within 1.5 games of first-place USC. The Ducks visit the Trojans (12-3) at 6 p.m. Monday (FS1). Second-place UCLA is 11-3.

The Utes (9-10, 6-9) had three late possessions with opportunities to take a lead, but missed inside then had two turnovers while down one in the final 30 seconds.

Chris Duarte made one of two free throws with 1:20 left to put Oregon up 65-64. Oregon's LJ Figueroa missed the front of a one-and-one with 25 seconds left, giving Utah a chance to hold for a potential winning shot.

But the Utes' Timmy Allen was called for a double-dribble after picking up a loose ball with five seconds left and Duarte hit two foul shots with three seconds left.

Allen's desperation 3-pointer wasn't close.

Duarte and Figueroa had 15 points apiece for the Ducks. Eugene Omoruyi had 13 points and six rebounds, but for the second game in a row fouled out and was not a factor down the stretch.

Alfonso Plummer led Utah with 17 points and tied the score at 64 when he made the Utes' only second-half 3-pointer.

Colorado 61, Oregon State 57 — At Gill Coliseum, an 11-2 second-half burst led the Buffaloes past the Beavers (11-11, 7-9 Pac-12).

Ethan Thompson scored 18 points and moved into third place on the Oregon State career assists list (462) with seven assists Saturday.

Warith Alatishe had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Beavers, who had a five-game winning streak end.

For Colorado (17-7, 11-6) McKinley Wright IV scored 21 points, 15 in the second half.

Colorado's 11-2 run gave the Buffaloes a 10-point lead with 4:19 left and the Beavers were no closer than four from there.

Portland State 71, Idaho 40 — The visiting Vikings rode a dominant second half to their fourth consecutive win. PSU (8-9, 5-5 Big Sky) outscored winless Idaho 43-16 after halftime.

James Scott had 16 points, five assists and four steals.

The 40 points Idaho (0-19) scored were the fewest by a Vikings' Division I opponent since PSU joined the Big Sky in 1996-97.

Pacific 80, Portland 58 — The Damon Stoudamire-coached Tigers led comfortably throughout at the Chiles Center. Former Jefferson High player Jalen Brown scored 14 off the bench for the Tigers (6-7, 4-6 WCC).

Zac Triplett led Portland (6-14, 0-11) with 12 points off the bench. The Pilots were without top scorer Ahmed Ali.

College women's basketball — BYU held off Portland for a 75-68 WCC win at Provo, Utah. Haylee Andrews scored all 16 of her points in the fourth quarter and finished with 12 assists for the Pilots (10-11, 7-8 WCC). Alex Fowler scored 21 points.

BYU (16-3, 12-2 WCC) was led by 26 points from Shayee Gonzalez.

Idaho 75, Portland State 64 — The visiting Vandals (14-6, 13-3 Big Sky) outscored the Vikings 13-2 in overtime. Portland State (8-9, 6-8) rallied from an eight-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and had a chance to win at the end of regulation, but a Kylie Jimenez jumper didn't fall.

Tatiana Streun had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Portland State, her fourth double-double of the season.

College baseball — Oregon State beat New Mexico 14-1 at Surprise, Arizona. Joe Casey, Ryan Ober and Cesar Valero Sanchez each homered for the Beavers (1-1), Casey and Ober (grand slam) homered in a six-run fifth inning. Cooper Hjerpe had nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in his first OSU start, allowing three hits and a walk.

College women's soccer — Freshman Sophia Mattice scored her first goal for Portland, but Loyola Marymount beat the visiting Pilots 2-1 on a corner-kick goal five minutes into overtime of the WCC opener for both teams.

College men's soccer — Gloire Amanda scored both goals as No. 22 Oregon State (4-0, 1-0-0 Pac-12) beat No. 16 Washington 2-1 at Seattle.

College softball — Shortstop Alyssa Brito went 3 for 4 with a home run and triple as Oregon (6-0) beat host Fresno State 10-2. Brook Yanez (3-0) struck out 12.


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