The two UCLA starters were suspended for an unspecified violation
of team rules and that opened the door for Oregon (19-8, 7-8 Pac-12)
to notch a road win that bolsters its NCAA Tournament resume. Mike
Moser collected a season-high 20 rebounds and tallied 12 points and
Richard Amardi also scored 12 for the Ducks, who survived a frantic
charge in regulation by the Bruins to win their fourth consecutive
Bryce Alford moved into the starting lineup and scored a career-high
31 points and also had six assists for the Bruins (21-7, 10-5). Zach
LaVine contributed 18 points and eight rebounds and Norman Powell
added 14 points for UCLA, which forced the first overtime when David
Wear drained a 3-pointer as time expired.
The teams scored two points apiece in the first extra session and
Oregon took the lead for good at 78-75 lead on Young’s 3-pointer
with 2:30 left in the second. The Bruins were within a point with
less than a minute left before the Ducks went 7-of-8 from the
free-throw line over the final 39.8 seconds.
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Oregon led 37-25 at the break, by 15 early in the second half and
was up 51-37 midway through the second frame before the Bruins
rattled off nine straight points to get back in the game. UCLA
trailed 65-58 with 61 seconds remaining before Alford contributed
eight points in a 43-second stretch and Wear delivered the tying
shot after taking a three-quarters of the court in-bounds pass from
his twin brother Travis.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The suspensions of Adams and Anderson were announced
about three hours before game time. … Ducks G Damyean Dotson scored
six points in 22 minutes in his return after sitting out one contest
as discipline for being cited for trying to enter a bar with false
identification. … Calliste made a season-high five 3-pointers while
Moser fell one board shy of his career high, set when he played for
UNLV against Boise State on Jan. 26, 2012.
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