Photos: Oregon basketball — Oregon Ducks bounce back, defeat Utah Utes 73-64

Posted by Nate Barrett and Mason Trinca on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8:51 pm.

The Oregon Ducks snapped their three-game losing streak and defeated the Utah Utes 73-64 Saturday night at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks, despite turning the ball over 17 times and shooting 39 percent from the field, dominated the boards with a 41-19 rebounding advantage. The Ducks also went 27 of 35 from the free-throw line (77 percent), a little above their season average of 72 percent. The Utes shot 11 of 16 from the freethrow line and 48 percent from the field. The men’s basketball team, at 18-5 (8-3), holds sole ownership of the second place spot in the Pac-12 and is a half-game behind Arizona (20-2, 8-2). The Ducks will take on the Washington Huskies in Seattle on Wednesday night.

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Freshman guard Damyean Dotson (21) and freshman guard Brandon Taylor (11) compete for a sky-high rebound following a Utah miss. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

E.J. Singler (25) throws his hands up ecstatically after Damyean Dotson (21) was fouled during the second half. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Senior forward E.J. Singler (25) disrupts the shot attempt by freshman forward Jordan Loveridge (21). (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Head coach Dana Altman yells for his players to get back on a full court press during the second half. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Utah senior center Jason Washburn (42) gets his feet knocked out from under him while battling in the post with Oregon's Tony Woods (55). Washburn slammed into the ground hard but ultimately would shake off the fall and continue playing after several minutes on the hardwood. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon forward Emory Carlos (33) gets fouled by Utah center Jason Washburn (42) late in the second half. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Oregon Center Tony Woods (55) boxes out Utah forward Jordan Loveridge (21) as several players were gradually getting more physical down low as the game continued during the first half of the Utah game. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Junior guard Nicholas Lucenti (right) gives a motivational talk to junior guard Johnathan Loyd (center) prior to the pregame national anthem. Loyd went 0-8 in Oregon's previous game against Colorado on Thursday. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Senior forwards Arsalan Kazemi (14) and E.J. Singler (25) trap senior guard Jarred DuBois (5) after he gets caught in the post from a fast break drive down the lane. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Senior forward Arsalan Kazemi (14) goes nearly horizontal after throwing down a fast-break dunk on Utah senior center Jason Washburn (42). (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Senior center Jason Washburn (42) dives out of bounds on an attempt to save the ball off a Utah miss. Washburn would successfully save the ball but throw it right to senior forward E.J. Singler (25). (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Head coach Dana Altman shrugs his shoulders after a questionable call by the referees during the first half. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Senior forward Arsalan Kazemi (14) blocks senior guard Jarred DuBois (5) in the post. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Athletic trainer Clay Jamieson pads down Johnathan Loyd's (10) injury after a questionable call by Utah center Jason Washburn (42). (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Junior guard Johnathan Loyd (10) grimaces on an inbounding play after taking several hard hits. Loyd briefly left the game and went into the locker room after taking an elbow to the face from senior center Jason Washburn (42). (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Teammates congratulate Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi (14) for his efforts during the second half. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

The Oregon football team and new head coach Mark Helfrich receive a standing ovation during halftime for their overall success this season. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Oregon basketball's starting line up and their fans watch as the opening trailer plays on the jumbotron at the game verses Utah at Matthew Knight Arena. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

The Oregon men's basketball team gets pumped up during pregame ceremonies in their game against the Utah Utes. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon forward Emory Carlos (33) talks to his injured teammate Dominic Artis during the warm ups before the second half. Artis has missed the last four games due to a foot injury. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

The Pit Crew and students use humorous cutouts for distractions as Utah's Dakrai Tucker (14) takes a one-and-one free throw. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

O Heroes presents Oregon football jerseys to Chief Salaton, Sabore and Hellen from Kenya during a timeout in the first half. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

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    I’ve been noticing someone doing your proofreading for you, so thought I would join in. “Senior forward E.J. Singler (25) tries disrupts the shot attempt”, “Loyd, went 0-8 in Oregon’s previous game against Colorado on Thursday.”, “Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi (14) is congradulated for his efforts”, “Athletic trainer Clay Jamieson pads down Johnathan Loyd (10) injuriy” (maybe 2 errors in this one).

    • EmeraldCopyDesk

      The effort on your part is appreciated.

      In most cases, Emerald photographers are primarily concerned about getting photos up as soon as possible for our readers’ viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, the haste does leave room for mistakes on photo sets. The Copy Desk be working with our Photo Desk much closer on this matter. Our readers, like yourself, shouldn’t have to correct preventable errors in grammar on a regular basis.

      — Emerald Copy Desk

      • Ironic

        The irony of there being a typo in your response is fantastic.

        • Jay

          Yeah, because you’ve never made a mistake in your life. STFU, douche funnel. You probably read your one line response 100 times before posting it to make sure there weren’t any errors after your mommy read it 100 times.

    • NiceWork

      You should go work for the Emerald. They need someone like you to catch all their photog’s mistakes.