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UCLA 74, Oregon 55

UCLA 74, Oregon 55

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EUGENE, Ore. - Lauren Betts had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 9 UCLA to a 74-55 win over Oregon.

Londynn Jones added 15 points for the Bruins while Charisma Osborne had 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Kiki Rice had 10 points and nine rebounds for UCLA (20-5, 9-5 Pac-12), which bounced back from a last-second loss to No. 11 Oregon State on Friday.

Grace VanSlooten had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon (11-16, 2-12), which lost its ninth straight game. Chance Gray added 15 points for the Ducks.

UCLA led 45-28 at halftime and extended the lead before Oregon closed within 53-40. The Bruins ended any hopes of an upset scoring the final nine points of the third quarter. Rice made a 3-pointer for the Bruins and Betts followed with a bucket before Osborne made two free throws.

Rice added a jumper to close out the quarter as UCLA took a 62-40 lead.

UCLA got off to a hot start as Osborne hit a 3-pointer before Jones made back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Bruins ahead 9-2. Betts added a basket before Osborne made another 3-pointer to put the Bruins ahead 14-2.

Betts pushed the lead to 25-9 before Oregon scored eight straight points to get within 25-17 on a basket from Sarah Rambus early in the second quarter.

Jones scored five straight UCLA points and Betts added a bucket as the Bruins pulled ahead 36-21 before taking a 45-28 lead at halftime.

BIG PICTURE

UCLA: The Bruins rebounded from a last-second loss to No. 11 Oregon State to move into a tie for fifth place in the conference, just one game out of fourth and a bye in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament. The Bruins have a chance to move up when they head home next week to face No. 22 Utah and No. 8 Colorado as UCLA is tied with the Utes and one game back of the Buffaloes. … Angela Dugalic, who played at Oregon before transferring to UCLA, had nine points, four rebounds, and four assists for UCLA.

Oregon: Eight of the nine losses during the streak have come against ranked opponents. The schedule gets a bit easier as UO heads to Washington and Washington Sate before hosting Cal and all three of those foes are unranked. Oregon has its worst record at this point in the season since 10th-year coach Kelly Graves was in his first year.

UCLA athletics press release

February 18, 2024





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