The UCLA Bruins saw their halftime lead slip away, as the Oregon Ducks charged back with the final score 75-68. UCLA held onto their lead through the midway point in the second half, but Oregon finally took the lead after the last media timeout and never looked back. UCLA lost both games on their weekend trip to Oregon.
The star for Oregon was E.J. Singler, who finished with 26 points (scoring 20 in the second half) and grabbed 7 rebounds in 40 minutes of play. It was Singler who scored seven straight points in three minutes to give the Ducks their first lead.
Fouls were a big deal for UCLA as David Wear, Jerime Anderson, and Joshua Smith all with four fouls after the eight minute mark. Wear and Anderson were first half standouts, but Wear only scored two second half points and Anderson only scored three. Travis Wear was the Bruins star in the second half, finishing with 17 points and 6 rebounds.
It was almost as if the teams switched uniforms at halftime, with Oregon shooting 50% from the field (UCLA shot 53.1% in the first half) and UCLA shooting 35.7% (Oregon shot 23.3% in the first half) in the second half.
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