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Utah women's basketball: Utes fall to Oregon State

Published March 2, 2013 12:06 am

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Michelle Plouffe poured in 27 points and notched 12 assists, but the Utes fell to Oregon State in Corvallis.

Utah (16-10, 7-10 Pac-12) shot just 27.3 percent from the field in the second half and made only 6 of 12 free throws in the game.

The Beavers rallied from a 29-20 halftime deficit to outscore the Utes 34-17 in the second half. Utah's 13 turnovers turned into 17 points for Oregon State (10-19, 4-13), and the Beavers outscored Utah in the paint 30-16.

Plouffe went 11 of 20 overall and 3 of 5 on 3-pointers in 38 minutes, but only three other Utes scored, and no one had more than seven. Three Oregon State players scored in double digits.

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Women's basketball Oregon State 54,Utah 46

Utah (16-12) • Plouffe 11-20 2-4 27, Wicijowski 2-6 2-3 6, Rodrigues 2-14 2-3 6, Messer 0-0 0-0 0, Rodriguez 0-1 0-2 0, Dunbar 3-3 0-0 7, Bridgewater 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 0-1 0-0 0, Crozon 0-1 0-0 0, Reynolds 0-0 0-0 0, Kalmstrom 0-1 0-0 0. Totals - 18-47 6-12 46.

Oregon State (10-19) • Hunter 7-11 1-1 15, Gibson 4-9 6-9 14, Weisner 2-6 0-0 4, Edwards-Teasley 1-2 0-0 2, Martin 1-2 0-0 2, Schwegler 4-7 0-2 10, Siegner 2-5 0-0 4, Bright 0-2 3-4 3, Fambro 0-1 0-0 0. Totals - 21-45 10-16 54.

Halftime - Utah 29-20. 3-point field goals - Utah 4-7 (Plouffe 3-5, Rodriguez 0-1, Dunbar 1-1), Oregon St. 2-11 (Hunter 0-1, Gibson 0-3, Weisner 0-1, Martin 0-1, Schwegler 2-3, Siegner 0-1, Fambro 0-1). Fouled Out - None. Rebounds - Utah 24 (Plouffe 12), Oregon St. 26 (Weisner 7). Assists - Utah 5 (Rodrigues 3), Oregon St. 9 (Weisner 3, Schwegler 3). Total Fouls - Utah 17, Oregon St. 13. A - 867.