WATCH: Oregon knocks off UCLA in overtime, holds off Bruins comeback bid
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WATCH: Oregon knocks off UCLA in overtime, holds off Bruins comeback bid

Wade Peery8 days
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The Oregon Ducks (10-6, 3-2) upset the third-ranked UCLA Bruins (10-2, 2-1) on Thursday night in overtime 84-81. The Ducks had some clutch plays down the stretch from Jacob Young, including overtime. He poured in 23 points in the upset victory. The senior guard drilled 11 of his 18 shots in carrying Oregon to the big win. It was a group effort for the Ducks, as they had five other players score in double digits on the evening. The victory was in front of a very limited group of fans, due to covid restrictions.

The Ducks led the game 73-67 with 46 seconds in regulation but made some critical turnovers that allowed UCLA to send the game to overtime. UCLA’s Jaylen Clark got a steal and nailed a layup with 17 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 73-73.

Oregon hit several contested baskets while driving to the hoop in overtime. The victory snapped the Bruins’ five-game winning streak.

Freshman Peyton Watson had a big night for UCLA. The former McDonald’s All-American had a career night, pumping in 10 points and grabbing eight rebounds for the Bruins in the loss. He’s starting to show signs of why he was one of the most highly recruited prospects in the country coming out of high school.

UCLA’s Johnny Juzang pumped in 23 points for the Bruins in the losing effort.

The loss is UCLA’s second loss of the season. The Bruins’ first loss came in a blowout to Gonzaga, 83-63.

UCLA was ice cold from beyond the arc in the game

The Bruins couldn’t get much going from beyond-the-arc for most of the game, only connecting on 7 of their 25 (28%) 3-pointers. Jaime Jaquez Jr., one of the nation’s most prolific scorers, was held to just four points on the night for UCLA. He was only 2-for-6 from the field, including missing his only 3-pointer. Jaquez Jr. was also 0-for-2 from the free-throw line, but he did grab five rebounds in the losing effort.

Simply put, if the Bruins are trying to have another return trip to the Final Four this season, they’ll have to get things sorted out before March.