Utah ends program-record 10-game losing streak with easy win

February 4, 2022 GMT
Utah guard Rollie Worster, right, goes to the basket as Oregon State guard Dexter Akanno defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah guard Rollie Worster, right, goes to the basket as Oregon State guard Dexter Akanno defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah guard Rollie Worster, right, goes to the basket as Oregon State guard Dexter Akanno defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Utah guard Rollie Worster, right, goes to the basket as Oregon State guard Dexter Akanno defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Utah guard Rollie Worster, right, goes to the basket as Oregon State guard Dexter Akanno defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lazar Stefanovic made five 3-pointers for his 15 points and Utah ended a school-record 10-game losing streak with an 84-59 win over Oregon State on Thursday night.

David Jenkins Jr. and Rollie Worster scored 13 points each and Branden Carlson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Utah (9-14, 2-11 Pac-12). Both Gach added 11 points with 10 assists and Marco Anthony grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. Utah made a season-high 15-pointers.

Jarod Lucas scored 12 points on four 3-pointers, Roman Silva also scored 12 points and Maurice Calloo added 11 for Oregon State (3-16, 1-8). Second-leading scorer Warith Alatishe was limited by knee issues to five minutes and scored two points.

Utah’s program-record losing streak began with an 88-76 loss in Corvallis, Ore., on Dec. 30 when Lucas scored 25 points and shot 53%. The streak reached 10 in a 77-73 double-overtime loss at Washington on Saturday. Thursday’s win also ended a five-game losing streak to the Beavers, who have lost six straight since beating Utah in December.

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The Beavers cut a double-digit halftime deficit to eight on a couple occasions before a 17-2 run that included consecutive 3-pointers by Riley Battin extended the Utes’ lead to 23 with eight minutes remaining. Oregon State didn’t make another run.

Stefanovic made four of Utah’s nine 3-pointers in the first half in leading the Utes to a 46-33 lead. Utah shot 53%, hit half its shots from the arc and scored 16 points off nine Beavers turnovers in the half.

Utah took the lead for good at 28-20 with an 11-0 run fueled by consecutive 3-pointers by Gabe Madsen, Gach and Jenkins. Stefanovic hit a 3-pointer to start a 7-0 run for a 15-point edge with two minutes left in the half.

Oregon State is at Colorado on Saturday. Utah is host to Oregon on Saturday.

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