Brooks Has 20 Points and No. 7 Oregon Beats Utah 79-61
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 20 points and No. 7 Oregon defeated shorthanded Utah 79-61 Thursday night to extend the Ducks’ home winning streak to 41 games.
Jordan Bell added 17 points for the Ducks (23-4, 12-2 Pac-12), who wore new neon green uniforms that glowed under blacklights during player introductions.
Jayce Johnson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Utah (17-8, 8-6), playing without top scorer Kyle Kuzma because of a sprained ankle.
Kuzma apparently was injured during practice on Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 junior starter is averaging 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. His rebounding averaging ranked second in the Pac-12 and 17th in the nation. He has 15 double-doubles this season.