UCLA vs. Oregon: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistDecember 28, 2016

Oregon forward Dillon Brooks is shown during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Oregon won 83-63. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
Craig Mitchelldyer

No. 21 Oregon 89, No. 2 UCLA 87 

The three-point shot was not falling for the No. 21 Oregon Ducks for most of the second half.

Despite their struggles from beyond the arc, the Ducks continued to shoot from three-point range and were finally rewarded for their efforts. 

Dillon Brooks knocked down a three-point shot with 0.8 seconds left on the clock to hand the Ducks an upset win over the previously undefeated No. 2 UCLA Bruins.

The game-winning shot from Brooks came right after Bryce Alford missed a free throw that would've handed the Bruins a needed cushion.

UCLA appeared to be headed for a victory in its Pac-12 opener after it scored 15 consecutive points behind star freshman Lonzo Ball in the second half, but the Bruins couldn't put away the hosts. 

The Ducks chipped away at the UCLA lead thanks to three-pointers from Chris Boucher and Payton Pritchard. Before the pair of late triples, Oregon made just one shot from beyond the arc in the second half.

After Alford missed his free throw, Brooks received a pass from Pritchard on the right side of the court. Brooks launched a three over Ball that sent the crowd at Matthew Knight Arena into an uproar. The win extended Oregon's home winning streak to 34 games and trimmed the number of unbeaten teams in college basketball to five. 

Brooks led all scorers with 23 points, while Thomas Welsh contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds in defeat for UCLA. 

 

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