Oregon’s No. 19 Women beat Utah for the 12th straight time

Nyara Sabally scored 13 of her 15 second-half points, Endyia Rogers added 14 points and Oregon’s No. 19 made six free throws in the final minute to hold off Utah 70-66 on Wednesday for their 12th victory consecutive in the series.

Sabally made 1 of 2 free throws for a 61-60 lead and teammate Maddie Scherr stole it after a Utah rebound, leading to Sydney Parrish’s 3-point opener in the corner for an advantage of four points with 1:52 to play.

It was Oregon‘s only field goal in the final five minutes.

After a steal from Utah, Gianna Kneepkens was fouled and made two free throws, hitting 19 straight, with 21.4 seconds left in the 68-66. Te-Hina Paopao made 1 of 2 free throws at the other end for Oregon and Scherr grabbed the offensive rebound before another 1-for-2 trip to the line by Rogers to give the Ducks a four-point lead with 18 seconds to play.

Paopao and Parrish each scored 13 points for Oregon (12-5, 4-1 Pac-12), which entered after having a 20-point scorer in five straight wins. Sabally was 7 of 8 from the field in just 26 minutes due to foul issues.

Kneepkens, who got his third Pac-12 rookie of the week on Monday, finished with 17 points for Utah (10-6, 1-3). Brynna Maxwell added 14 points, Kennady McQueen 13 and Dru Gylten 11.

Neither team leads in double figures, with seven draws and seven lead changes.


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