Ducks Shock Bruins 76-59

Twice, earlier in the season the Oregon Ducks held leads over UCLA but could not finish with a win. On Thursday evening, led by E.J. Singler's 24-points the Ducks finished off the Bruins 76-59 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

(PHOTO) Oregon's E.J. Singler dribbles around UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Pacific-10 tournament, Thursday, March 10, 2011, in Los Angeles. Oregon won the game, 76-59. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Up until the Pac-10 Tournament, E.J. Singler had never scored 20 points in a game. However, the Southern California air must agree with the sophomore from Medford as he was on fire hitting 7-for-9 field goals including 2-for-2 in 3-pointers and all eight of his free throw shots.

Malcolm Armstead added 13 while Garrett Sim had 10.

The Ducks utilized a fierce man-to-man defense and picked the Bruins' pocket nine times and had four blocked shots.

Tyler Honeycutt paced the Bruins with 19 points.

Oregon is now 16-16 for the year and will face the winner of the Washington-Washington State game on Friday.


- Oregon recorded just its fifth victory this season when being out-rebounded by the opponent (5-12). The Ducks are 10-3 when they out-rebound the opponent. They improved to 12-4 when leading at halftime and 14-1 when shooting for a better percentage than the opponent.

- E.J. Singler posted back-to-back 20-point effort, joining Joevan Catron as the only UO players to do so this season. Singler has led the team in scoring on seven occasions this season (all coming during the 2010-11 campaign). Singler reached double figures in points for the 21st time this year (27th time of his career).

- Malcolm Armstead reached double figures in scoring for the third time in the last four games. It was the 13th time this season he has tallied 10 or more points (28th time of his career).

- Armstead (two steals) remains in sixth place all-time for career steals at UO (now with 133 steals in 63 games). He recently moved by Aaron Brooks who recorded 127 steals in 115 career games. Anthony Taylor ranks fifth with 147 steals in 115 career games.

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