Oregon is in Pac-12 final after beating Utah with last-second shot

Joseph Young makes three-pointer with one second left to give Oregon a 67-64 victory over Utah

Joseph Young ran down the sideline before his teammates tackled him on the baseline. Seconds earlier, after Oregon had blown a lead against Utah, Young, the Pac-12 player of the year, had pulled up behind the three-point line and drained a tiebreaking three-pointer with one second remaining.

The shot won the game for Oregon, 67-64, and sent the Ducks to the Pac-12 tournament final on Saturday against top-seeded Arizona.

Eleven seconds earlier, with Oregon up two, Young had been called for a charge. Utah's Delon Wright made two free throws on the next possession to tie it.

The game was tight throughout. Neither team led by more than six.

For Oregon, Young scored 25 points, Dillon Brooks had 14 and Elgin Cook 13. Wright had 16 points and nine rebounds for Utah, and Brandon Taylor scored 24.

Utah had been the darling of the early Pac-12 season, when it routinely beat teams by 20 points or more. But no team has been hotter than Oregon down the stretch.

The Ducks have won seven games in a row. Their eighth would bring a conference title.

zach.helfand@latimes.com

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