Ducks season ends in double overtime

The 2005-06 basketball season ended for the Oregon Ducks (15-18) with a 91-87 double overtime loss to California (20-9) at the Pac-10 Tournament held at the Staples Center in Los Angles. The game saw Cal's Leon Powe set a Tournament record with 41 points. Brandon Lincoln led Oregon in scoring in his last collegiate game with 22 points, 12 of those in the two overtime sessions.

(PHOTO) Oregon's Malik Hairston, top, goes up for a shot as he falls over California's Leon Powe while Cal's Theo Robertson (24) and Omar Wilkes (2) look on during the second half of a Pac-10 conference basketball tournament game Friday, March 10, 2006, in Los Angeles. California won 91-87 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Ducks started the game from where they left off the night before against Washington with Chamberlain Oguchi, Malik Hairston and Maarty Leunen hitting 3-pointers then built a 16-point lead at 32-16. However behind Powe's constant attacking the basket when Cal had the ball, the Bears were able to cut the Oregon's lead to 33-28 at halftime.

Hairson finished the game with 20 while Leunen added 17 and Oguchi ended up with 15.

In the second half the game seesawed back and forth with the Ducks building at 64-57 lead but Cal battled back and forced the game to overtime. In the first overtime session the teams stayed even and after five minutes the score was 73 all. In the second overtime, it looked as though the Bears had salted the game away when they had an 80-73 advantage with less than a minute to go. Yet behind Lincoln's scoring the Ducks kept the game in doubt until nine seconds left to go with Cal leading 88-87, the Ducks could not find a way to score a basket. In the last nine seconds Ayinde Ubaka hit four throws to put the game away. Ubaka finished the game with 17 points while Theo Robertson chipped in 18.

For the game the Ducks shot just under 44 percent on 29-of-66 including 10-for-27 in 3-pointers. Oregon also was 19-of-27 in shooting free throws or 70 percent. Cal was 26-for-47 or 57 percent in field goal shooting with 4-of-11 in 3-point shooting and 33-for-43 or 76 percent in free throw shooting.

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