(PHOTO) UCLA Bruins forward Tony Parker (23) and Oregon Ducks guard Tyler Dorsey (5) go for a rebound in the first half of the game Pauley Pavilion. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The game was hard fought with the Ducks jumping out to an early lead but fell behind as much as 11 at 36-25 with 3:55 left to go in the first half. Oregon managed to trim the lead when the two teams entered the locker rooms had halftime to 38-33.
Coming back in the second half, Oregon was more aggressive and tied the game at 48 all with 13:16 left in the contest and went ahead for good at 61-59 with 5:23 left on the clock.
Dorsey had arguably his best game of the season hitting four 3-pointers among his 7-of-14 field goal shooting, and pulling down nine rebounds. Dillon Brooks got hot in the second half after only scoring three points in the first half, ended up with 15 points. Elgin Cook ended up with 14 and Dwayne Benjamin found the range for 10 points.
Chris Boucher saw limited time due to foul problems but still managed to block three shots and in doing so set the school record for most blocked shots in a season. Boucher currently has 95 blocks, one more that teammate Jordan Bell who shattered the record last season.
One surprising statistical note, Oregon dominated the rebounding 40-28 with Dorsey leading the way with his nine boards. Oregon 10 second chance points which may have been the difference in the game as UCLA failed to score any second chance point. Both teams had five blocked shots.
For the game Oregon shot 46 percent on 26-of-59 shooting including 7-of-24 in 3-point shooting and was 15-of-18 from the free throw line.
UCLA hit 49 percent from the field on 29-of-25 shooting and was 5-of-16 in 3-pointers plus went 5-of-9 from the charity stripe.
With the loss, UCLA drops to 6-11 in conference play and 15-15 for the year.
The Ducks cross town to USC on Saturday to close the regular season with a game that will start at 1 p.m. and will be carried on the Pac-12 Networks.