Tonight though Brooks came out playing very relaxed and hit his first four shots. That trend continued as he finished the night going 7-for-15 in field goal shooting including a 3-pointer plus hitting 4-of-6 free throws.
The game was a tight contest with Oregon trailing most of the first half but had a 2-point lead at the half, 33-31.
In the second half as the Ducks have done all year long, Oregon found an extra step. With 15:57 left in the game, Boucher scored and subsequently sank a free throw to put the Ducks up 42-41. Bell then scored followed by a 3-pointer by Casey Benson and the Ducks were up 47-41. Utah scored but then the Ducks went on another 6-0 run, and from that point kept control of the lead from the 11:38 point on.
For the game Oregon shot 49.1 percent from the field on 27-of-55 shooting including hitting five three pointers and was 14-of-21 from the free throw line. Utah shot 48.1 percent on 26-of-54 shooting with six of those baskets from beyond the 3-point arc. While the Ducks committed one less personal foul (18-to-17) than the Utah, the Utes shot 9-of-13 from the charity stripe.
Oregon had five fewer rebounds (33-28) but the Ducks had a 6-4 advantage in blocked shots and had six fewer turnovers (15-to-9).
With the win Oregon improves to 19-2 for the season and 8-0 in conference play. Utah slips to 14-6 for the year and 5-3 in the conference.
Oregon travels to Colorado on Saturday to take on the Buffaloes in a game that tips off at 6:30 p.m. and will be carried on the Pac-12 Networks.
Official Box Score from UtahUtes.com