UVU women’s basketball falls short in upset bid of undefeated Oregon

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Eugene, OR — The Oregon Ducks remained undefeated on the season with a 79-68 victory over Utah Valley University on Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.

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The Wolverines fell to 6-4 and are currently on a 3-game losing streak. The Ducks are a perfect 7-0 on the season.

Rhaiah Spooner-Knight lead the Wolverines with 23 points and made 56 percent of her shots. She was followed by Sam Loggins, who scored 14 points and made 55 percent of her shots. The Ducks were lead by Jillian Alleyne who had a double-double with 22 points and 19 rebounds.

It was a back and forth game for the majority of the game, but the Ducks gradually pulled away in the second half. They used a 15-4 run to start the fourth quarter and it was a little too much for UVU to overcome.

The Wolverines made a run late in the fourth as they went on a 15-5 run to pull within nine points with one minute to play but they couldn’t get any closer.Photo Nov 24, 11 38 12 AM

UVU will look to end their 3-game skid when they host in-state opponent Utah State on Thursday night. The Aggies come in with a 3-3 record (0-2 on the road). The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. MT. Utah State has a game on Tuesday on the road at Idaho Sate.

Photos courtesy of Byron Harward