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For Oregon State, a 0-2 swing through Colorado and Utah won't be a memorable journey.

But there is at least one trip that everyone else won't soon forget.

When Beavers forward Jarmal Reid stuck a foot in the path of official Tommy Nunez, he gave the Utes a freebie that gave them the lead and got him ejected. And the Internet got a big talking point — and a pretty memorable video clip — out of Utah's 59-53 win over Oregon State.

Neither Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak nor Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle saw the play as it unfolded across from the Utes' bench.

Krystkowiak said he was busy calling for a travel on Reid, as he stumbled to the hardwood in a tangle with Jakob Poeltl.

Tinkle was calling for the foul that Reid himself was trying to argue.

A replay appeared to show Reid looking up at Nunez, who was running back to the Oregon State end, then sliding his leg out in front of him as Reid pushed himself off the ground.

The play allowed Brandon Taylor to hit a free throw to give Utah a 53-52 lead, its first of the game. Taylor missed the second of the foul shots, then Kyle Kuzma missed the front end of a free throw on the next possession, but Oregon State couldn't make a shot for the rest of the contest.

The Utes ended up making six more free throws to get their first Pac-12 win at home.

Poeltl didn't see the play unfold live, but saw the replay.

"I don't know what he thought on that play," he said, laughing. "It was unusual to say the least."

If Reid tripped Nunez with intent — which seemed likely upon video review — it might've been borne from frustration with foul calls. He had four fouls up to that point banging against Poeltl, and only two points himself. Poeltl had 15 points in the game against only two fouls.

Oregon State struggled with whistles, getting 24 team fouls to Utah's 10. The disparity prompted Tinkle to say on his postgame radio show: "Life on the road, baby. Life on the road."

Tinkle hadn't yet reviewed the play before his postgame comments, but said that Reid "swore he didn't do anything."

It's the second time Utah has seen an opposing player ejected, on the heels of BYU guard Nick Emery's punch on Brandon Taylor that was the impetus to cancel next fall's game with the Cougars.

But it was the first time this year a Utah opponent got ejected for an action against an official — one that figures to result in a suspension for Reid.

"I wasn't looking for any kick," Krystkowiak said. "It was obviously a fortuitous deal for us, and not a great break for them. It's unfortunate that was part of the game."

Twitter: @kylegoon Reid's trip sets up Utah win

R Senior forward Jarmal Reid ejected after tripping official Tommy Nunez.

• Utah takes lead on subsequent Brandon Taylor free throw and wins.

• Oregon State chalks up 24 fouls to Utah's 10.