No. 19 UCLA Beats Oregon State, 78-60

Feb. 23, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Farmar scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and Arron Afflalo had 20 points as No. 19 UCLA beat Oregon State 78-60 Thursday night, keeping the Bruins in a first-place tie in the Pac-10.

UCLA trailed by double digits in the first half but went on a 20-0 run midway through the second and led by as many as 19 down the stretch. The Bruins shot 75 percent (18-for-24) in the second half.

Farmar missed all three of his 3-point attempts in the first half, but made all four in the second. He shot 8-for-13 from the field overall, and Afflalo went 6-for-11.

With the victory, the Bruins (21-6, 11-4) kept pace in the Pac-10 with California, which beat Washington State earlier Thursday.

Nick DeWitz scored 14 and Marcel Jones had 12 for the Beavers (11-16, 4-12), who have lost eight of their last 10 games since losing senior point guard Lamar Hurd to a groin injury.

The Bruins trailed by six at the half, but Farmar scored 11 points including three 3-pointers in the first six minutes of the second-half, and Cedric Bozeman made a 3 to give UCLA a 50-49 lead with 12:37 to play.

That began the 20-point run, capped by Afflalo's 3-pointer with 7:15 to play.

The win gave UCLA a season sweep over Oregon State and gave third-year coach Ben Howland his 50th victory as a Bruin.

Coming off losses to Southern California on Sunday and to No. 17 Washington on Feb. 11, UCLA again came out flat in the first half.

Oregon State opened a double-digit lead when Chris Stephens scored and DeWitz stole the inbounds pass and made a layup, putting the Beavers up 24-14 with 6:18 to play in the first half.

UCLA followed with a 10-2 run to pull within two, but Jones and Jason Fontenet made 3-pointers in the final 1:13 to give Oregon State a 32-26 halftime lead.

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