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UCLA hits last shot to edge Oregon

Travis Wear’s putback with 5.3 seconds to go gave UCLA a 70-68 victory over slumping Oregon on Thursday night.


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EUGENE, Ore. — 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 past six games to sit second in the league’s standings behind top-ranked Arizona.

Joseph Young had 25 points for Oregon (14-6, 2-6), 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 nationally.

Norman Powell’s fast-break layup and free throw gave UCLA a 62-52 lead — its largest of the game — with 7:20 left. But Oregon went on a 14-3 run for a 66-65 lead with 1:40 left.

Kyle Anderson missed a free throw for UCLA and Tony Parker missed a put-back layup before fouling out. Richard Amardi made both the free throws to make it 68-65 for the Ducks, but Adams hit a layup and added a free throw to tie it at 68 with just under a minute left — before Wear hit the winning basket.

Other game

At Oregon St. 76, USC 75 (OT)

Roberto Nelson scored four of his 24 points in overtime, including the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds remaining, for Oregon State.

Pe’Shon Howard had a chance to pull USC even after making the first of two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, but he missed the second and Devon Collier grabbed the rebound for Oregon State.

Angus Brandt finished with 14 points and Eric Moreland grabbed 10 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Beavers (12-8, 4-4 Pac-12), who trailed 39-36 at halftime.

Byron Wesley led USC (10-11, 1-7) with 23 points as the Trojans lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Pac-12 men
TeamConf.Overall
Arizona8-021-0
UCLA6-217-4
Washington5-313-8
Arizona St.5-316-5
California5-314-7
Colorado4-415-6
Stanford4-413-7
Oregon St.4-412-8
Utah3-514-6
Oregon2-614-6
WSU1-78-12
USC1-710-11
Thursday’s resultsUCLA 70, Oregon 68 Oregon State 76, USC 65 (OT)


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