Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament Post-Game Notes: #2 UCLA 82, #7 ORE 63
Bruin sophomore guard Jordan Adams kept up his scoring average with 15 points and moved up to a tie for 46th on the UCLA all-time scoring list with Dave Meyers (1973-75) at 1046. He is one of only 50 Bruins to score 1,000 points in his career.
Adams led the Bruins in scoring for the 16th time this season, scoring in double figures 27 times this season and 52 of 64 games in his career.
Ducks junior guard Joseph Young followed up his first tourney game performance of 19 points by scoring 29 points against the Bruins on 10-of-18 shooting, including 6-of-11 from three.
Young was the only Duck with double-digit points and accounted for 46% of Oregon’s scoring. The Bruins are now 3-0 when holding opponents to just one double figures scorer.
Bruin sophomore guard Kyle Anderson continued to climb the UCLA single season assist list with 6 assists today, moving past Roy Hamilton for seventh all time.
The Bruins improved to 10-0 on the year with five players scoring in double figures. Adams led with 15, Zach LaVine and Travis Wear had 14, while Kyle Anderson and David Wear added 11.
Oregon senior guard Johnathan Loyd tied the all-time mark for games played as a Duck with E.J. Singler (2009-13) at 142 games. Loyd holds the all-time record for wins by a player at 96.
Oregon, a team which usually outscored its opponents in bench scoring, lost the bench point battle 18 to 22 against UCLA.
UCLA led by just 2 at halftime, but used an 18 to 4 run in the first six minutes of the second half to take a 55-39 lead.
Steve Alford wins first Pac-12 Tournament debut. He is the only coach with a perfect record in tournament play.
With the loss, this will be Oregon’s first Pac-12 Tournament without 2 wins as a 7-seed. In the three previous tournaments when ducks were the 7-seed, the Ducks went 2-1.
The loss also breaks Oregon’s eight game winning streak this year and four game Pac-12 Tournament winning streak, dating back to last season.
The Bruins improved their record to 2-3 all-time against the Ducks in Pac-12 Tournament play and moved to 2-2 all-time as a 2-seed.
UCLA and Oregon split their regular season series, with UCLA winning the first game 70-68 in Eugene and Oregon taking the second game 87-83 in double overtime