Historic streak comes to an end for Beavs

OREGON STATE's historic 14-game home winning streak has come to an end. The Beavers fell 47-37 to No. 9 Utah in a game Thursday night in which they shot just 33.3 percent from the field. Oregon State's defense was good, better than good, as it has been all season long. But the Beavs' offense was much the same as it has been all too often this season as well, and that was a problem.

No. 9 Utah handed Oregon State their first home loss in 15 games. OSU's 14-0 home winning streak was its best start in the history of the program.

Oregon State was outrebounded 33-25 and took just eight trips to the free-throw line, making three of them. Somehow, they stayed within striking distance until the final five minutes when Utah first gained a double-digit lead.

Malcolm Duvivier scored 12 points for the Beavers (16-10, 7-7).

Both teams scrambled and scrapped, making for a low-scoring affair.

Utah shot 42.5 percent for the game.

Seven minutes in, Utah was up 5-4. The Utes had five shots and four turnovers at that point, while the Beavers were shooting only 2-9 themselves.

Utah led 16-14 at the half in the Pac-12's lowest scoring half this season in conference play.

The Utes were able to pull ahead late as Oregon State suffered through a 2-15 shooting slump.

A 3-pointer by Brandon Taylor with 2:41 left put the Utes up 41-30 and effectively ended the game.

Gary Payton II entered the contest leading Oregon State with 13.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and three steals per game. But Payton was held in check just like everyone else, scoring six points.

The Beavers have been outrebounded in nine straight games.

Forward Olaf Schaftenaar ended an 0-19 stretch from 3-point range, which lasted more than four games, but it wasn't exactly a break-out night. He shot 1-8 from long range on Thursday. The Beavs opened both halves with a Schaftenaar 3-point try but each missed the mark.

UP NEXT: Oregon State hosts Colorado on Saturday.

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