SALT LAKE CITY — One possession changed the game for No. 10 Oregon and Damyean Dotson played the most important role in letting it unfold.
Faced with Utah setting up a potential game-winning shot in the waning seconds of overtime, Dominic Artis tipped a pass intended for Dallin Bachynski to Dotson and he raced down the court for a breakaway dunk with one second left.
Dotson’s basket sealed a 70-68 comeback victory in dramatic fashion and helped the Ducks remain unbeaten Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Richard Amardi had 14 points and Artis added 12 for Oregon (13-0, 1-0), which rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half. The Ducks are off to their best start since winning 13 straight games to open the 2006-07 season.
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Jordan Loveridge scored 21 points for Utah (11-2, 0-1). Delon Wright chipped in 14 and Bachynski added 11 points and 12 rebounds.
California 69, at Stanford 62
Tyrone Wallace scored 20 points, Justin Cobbs finished with 18 points after hitting some big shots late and California beat Bay Area rival Stanford in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Richard Solomon added 14 points and 13 rebounds to power the Golden Bears (10-4, 1-0) inside after Stanford big men Dwight Powell and Stefan Nastic fouled out in the final minutes.
Powell had 16 points and five rebounds, Chasson Randle scored 15 and Anthony Brown added 14 points as the Cardinal (9-4, 0-1) collapsed late.
It was Cal’s first victory at Maples Pavilion since March 6, 2010. Stanford swept last season’s series for the first time since 2008.
At No. 20 Colorado 64, Oregon St. 58
Josh Scott, Askia Booker and Jaron Hopkins all scored 13 points as Colorado hung on to beat Oregon State in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Scott had 10 rebounds for Colorado (12-2, 1-0), which matched its best start since the 1979-80 season when the Buffaloes also opened 12-2. Colorado remained unbeaten in 10 games at home this season.
Roberto Nelson, who is leading the league in scoring, had 23 points for Oregon State (8-5, 0-1).