UCLA hits the road for the last time during the 2015-16 regular season. Brooks made all 10 free throws, and Boucher was 9 of 10. Dillon Brooks scores 24 points to lead the Ducks.
OR made 13 of 14 free throws while building its largest halftime lead of the season. He ranks in the top 10 in each category in the Pac-12.... The Beavers will have to bounce back at home to keep now flickering NCAA Tournament hopes alive, with the NIT suddenly looming much larger on the horizon.
"We are trying to win this conference, so we have to play hard".
"I think Tyler is a pretty confident young man", OR coach Dana Altman said. We kept telling him, 'Just play. Dorsey's 25 points tied a career high.
Oregon State University Beavers guard Gary Payton II (1) shoots the basketball as he is guarded by University of Oregon Ducks forward Chris Boucher (25) during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena. It was that balance, and OR shooting 51% from the field in the first half, that put the Ducks in position to play clock ball the entire second half. Dorsey capped the first half with a layup that gave OR a 51-28 lead at the break. "In the first half, the building really had a buzz".
Tinkle, above, AP photo, was Oregon State's lone bright spot in the second half, and he ran off 5 straight points to start a 7-0 rally run, but Oregon again responded with a run of their own.
OR broke the school record for blocked shots in a season for the second straight year with seven against the Beavers.
Expected to be nipping at Oregon State is UCLA, which has reloaded with one of the top freshman classes in the country after seeing eight players selected in last year's amateur baseball draft, followed by California, Oregon and USC. The point guard's half-court shot at the buzzer almost went down.
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