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UCLA falls to Ducks, gets swept by Oregon schools

Posted: January 24, 2015 11:02 p.m.
Updated: January 24, 2015 11:02 p.m.
Oregon’s Michael Chandler, left, UCLA’s Kevon Looney, center, and Oregon’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit, right, fight for a loose ball on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Oregon’s Michael Chandler, left, UCLA’s Kevon Looney, center, and Oregon’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit, right, fight for a loose ball on Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
Oregon’s Michael Chandler, left, UCLA’s Kevon Looney, center, and Oregon’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit, right, fight for a loose ball on Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Joseph Young led five Oregon scorers in double figures with 16 points as the Ducks rode 75 percent shooting from the field in the first half to an 82-64 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

Dwayne Benjamin added 15 points off the bench, Elgin Cook had 11, and Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Ahmaad Rorie scored 10 each for Oregon (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12), which leads the conference in 3-point attempts but tried just 13 and made nine in the rout.

Norman Powell led the Bruins (11-9, 3-4) with 23 points. Kevon Looney, who fouled out, and Bryce Alford added 15 points each.

The Ducks, whose lead reached 21 points three times in the second half, finished the game shooting 33 of 53 (62.3 percent) to the Bruins’ 25 of 61 (41.0 percent). Oregon also had a 32-28 edge in rebounds, led by Jordan Bell with seven.

Less than 48 hours after Oregon State’s zone defense flummoxed the Bruins into their second-poorest shooting game of the season in a 66-55 loss, UCLA found modest success against Oregon’s aggressive, switching man-to-man defense for most of the first half.

Alford had three 3-pointers and 11 points, and Looney scored nine as the Bruins were 12 of 28 (42.9 percent) from the field.

However, the Ducks made all that moot with their best first half of the season, hitting 16 of their first 20 shots, including their first six 3s, for a 42-21 lead by the 3:55 mark. Eight Oregon players contributed to the 46-31 halftime margin, though none had more than eight points as four Ducks had at least one 3-pointer.

Even when the Bruins started the second half by hitting 6 of their first 7 shots, they still were down 15 at 62-47 as Oregon kept humming along. UCLA never came closer than 13 points the rest of the way.

Powell scored 16 points in the second half for the Bruins and finished two shy of his season high.

The Ducks’ bench outscored UCLA’s 29-5 as Benjamin went 6 of 6 from the field, including 3 of 3 behind the arc. Four of Oregon’s five reserves scored and shot a combined 11 of 14.

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