Women's Basketball Falls To No. 2 Seed UCLA In Los Angeles
March 12, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Julie Futch finished in double figures for the third consecutive game, and Haiden Palmer the 10th time in 11 games, but the Oregon State women's basketball team lost in the quarterfinals of the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament, 60-44, to No. 2 seed UCLA Friday night at the Galen Center.
Futch, who led the team in scoring in each of the last three games of the season, finished her OSU career Friday night, and posted her seventh double-figure effort of the season and ninth time over four years.
She tallied 13 points against the Bruins Friday night, shooting 5-for-11 from the field.
Futch also hit on three three-pointers Friday night.
Palmer, meanwhile, capped off her freshman campaign by totaling 10 points Friday night. The guard hit at least 10 points for the 19th time this season, second only to Talisa Rhea, who ended the year leading the team with 23.
Brittany Kennedy also had a big offensive night for the Beavers, tying a season-best for the guard with eight points. She added two steals to her night.
Oregon State shot 40 percent from the field, but turned the ball over 33 times, leading to 32 points off turnovers for the Bruins.
UCLA, meanwhile, shot 43.4 percent from the field and capitalized on creating 21 turnovers via steals. The Beavers had eight steals of their own, but after getting down to UCLA early, could not get close to the Bruins despite battling throughout the contest.
The Bruins ended the game with the rebounding advantage, totaling 33 to 24 for Oregon State.
Kirsten Tilleman led Oregon State with seven rebounds. It was her 15th rebounding effort this season that either tied or led the team.
Jasmine Dixon led UCLA with 14 points, and was followed closely by Markel Walker, who totaled 10. Dixon also led the Bruins with nine rebounds, including five offensively.
All told, the Bruins ended the game with 32 points in the paint. Oregon State had 19 off turnovers.
Futch scored nine of her points in the first half - the first nine for the Beavers in the game, as a matter of fact - but Oregon State found itself down, 37-18, entering the break.
Oregon State shot 33.3 percent but UCLA was at better than 51 percent and the Bruins took 31 shots to the Beavers' 15. UCLA also had 17 rebounds - eight offensively - to 12 for the Beavers.
Tilleman led the Beavers with four first-half rebounds.
The loss ends Oregon State's season. The Beavers finished the 2009-10 campaign with an 11-20 record. UCLA, meanwhile, improved to 23-7 overall and advances to play No. 3 seed USC Saturday in one of two Pac-10 Tournament semifinals.
No. 1 Stanford and No. 4 California play in the other semifinal.
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