Utah downs Oregon 95-81 in fifth straight win

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—Tyler Kepkay scored 23 points and Utah made a season-high 12 3-pointers Wednesday night to race to a 95-81 victory over Oregon, which was without its leading scorer for the first time this season.

The Ducks’ freshman sensation Michael Dunigan missed the game because of an elbow injury. In his absence, Garrett Sim led Oregon with 28 points.

Shaun Green scored 21 points and Luke Nevill added 18 and 10 rebounds for Utah (5-1), which shot 58 percent and extended its winning streak to five games — the longest in nearly four years.

The Ducks (3-4) lost their third straight.

Utah buried eight of its 3-pointers in the first half to build a 54-42 halftime lead, and eventually led by as many as 19 points.

Oregon also played without backup forward Frantz Dorsainvil, who is out with a broken wrist. Forward Joevan Catron, the team’s leading rebounder, left the game with an ankle injury during the second half and didn’t return.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
Garrett Sim Garrett Sim
10-14,  28 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
Luke Nevill Luke Nevill
7-10,  18 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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