Thursday, January 30, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Travis Wear's putback with 5.3 seconds to go gave UCLA a 70-68 victory over slumping Oregon on Thursday night.
Jordan Adams finished with 19 points for UCLA (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12), which has won five of its last six games to sit at second in the league's standings behind top-ranked Arizona.
Joseph Young had 25 points for Oregon (14-6, 2-8), which was coming off a 71-44 victory over Washington State that snapped a five-game losing streak, the team's longest since 2011. The string of losses stopped a 13-game winning streak that had Oregon ranked as high as No. 10 in the rankings.
The Bruins were coming off a 76-64 victory at home over California last Sunday.
Norman Powell's three-point play gave UCLA a 62-52 lead — its largest of the game — with 7:20 left.
Oregon rallied and took a 66-65 lead with 1:40 left when Jason Calliste hit a 3-pointer.