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Runnin' Utes can't quite top Beavers, fall to 0-13 on the road

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Feb. 25, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes forward Dijon Farr (10) drives to the basket past Stanford Cardinal forward Josh Owens (13) during the second half in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas C. Pizac-US PRESSWIRE
Feb. 25, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes forward Dijon Farr (10) drives to the basket past Stanford Cardinal forward Josh Owens (13) during the second half in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas C. Pizac-US PRESSWIRE

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The road has not been very kind to the Runnin' Utes this year. In fact, it's been down right brutal - as they've failed to win a single game away from the Huntsman Center.

Thursday night was no different as Utah fell behind big early and couldn't quite catch up in a ten point loss to the Oregon State Beavers. The victory by OSU snaps their five game losing streak (not coincidentally, Utah was also their last victory) and almost assures the Utes of their first winless road record in school history (at least in modern times, who knows if that holds true if you look back to the Vadal Peterson days). I say that so confidentially because the Oregon Ducks are infinitely better than their instate rivals and with Utah's already abysmal road record, it's hard to foresee a victory in Eugene this Saturday.

With that, the Utes' regular season will come to an end. Since the USC Trojans fell to Washington as well tonight, Utah avoids finishing dead last in the inaugural Pac-12 basketball season. That means they'll open the conference tournament as the 11th seed, therefore playing the sixth seed (first four seeds get first round byes). Right now, that would be the UCLA Bruins.

So, the worst season in Utah basketball history is almost over.

Just two more games before we can put this all behind us.