No. 17 UCLA Wins on Road Against Oregon, 56-49

Jan. 26, 2006

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Jordan Farmar and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute each scored 14 points to lead No. 17 UCLA to a 56-49 win over Oregon on Thursday night.

The Bruins (16-4, 6-2 Pac-10) outscored the Ducks 11-4 in the final 3:54 after the game was tied 45-all. The victory moved UCLA into sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 after Washington lost at California earlier Thursday night.

Arron Afflalo added 12 points for the Bruins. Brandon Lincoln and Ivan Johnson each scored 10 to lead Oregon (10-9, 4-3), which didn't make a field goal in the final 7:51 and hit only one in the last 12:18.

The Bruins overcame a horrid start to the second half, during which they turned the ball over eight times and shot 3-of-10 from the field in the first 13:36.

Meanwhile, Oregon erased a 30-25 halftime deficit to take a 42-37 lead on a 3-pointer by Lincoln with 7:52 to go - its last field goal of the game.

UCLA took advantage, going on an 8-0 run capped by a tip-in by Mbah a Moute with 4:51 to play.

Johnson hit three of four free throws to tie the score at 45, but Farmar got steals on consecutive possessions and the Bruins capitalized with four points for a 49-45 lead they never relinquished.

The teams swapped the lead 13 times in the first half before UCLA went on a 12-4 run in the final 2:17 to go into the break up 30-25. Farmar and Michael Roll hit 3-pointers during that stretch, and Mbah a Moute scored four points on a layup off a steal and then a putback of a missed free throw by Farmar.

The Ducks struggled shooting in the first half as well. They missed on all six 3-point attempts and shot just 35 percent from the field overall.

They finished the game shooting 32 percent and were 3-of-17 on 3-pointers.

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