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No. 9 Utah tops Oregon State in defensive battle

Corvallis, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Delon Wright posted nine points, nine rebounds and five assists as No. 9 Utah beat Oregon State 47-37 on Thursday night, ending the Beavers' best home start in school history.

Dakarai Tucker led the Utes (21-4, 11-2 Pac-12) with 11 points off the bench.

Malcolm Duvivier scored a game-high 12 points for Oregon State (16-10, 7-7), which was held to 33.3 percent shooting.

The Beavers suffered their first loss in 15 games at Gill Coliseum this season.

Utah was finally able to pull away from Oregon State midway through the second half. Tucker made a pair of 3-pointers and Wright followed with a tip-in for a 32-23 Utah lead.

Brandon Taylor made a pair of 3-pointers to put the Utes up 41-30 with 2:41 remaining.

Each team shot 36.8 percent (7-of-19) in an offensively challenged first half. Utah carried a 16-14 lead into the break.

Game Notes

The Utes registered just their second win in 11 trips to Corvallis ... Utah shot 47.6 percent in the second half ... Oregon State committed only four turnovers to Utah's 13 ... Utah owned a 33-25 rebounding advantage ... The Beavers led for just 1:36 in the game.