Ducks Drop Bruins, 79-48
March 1, 2003
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Ridnour scored 21 points, Luke Jackson had 16, andOregon knocked down 14 3-pointers in a 79-48 rout of UCLA Saturday.
James Davis added 12 points, all on 3-pointers, for the Ducks (20-7 overall,10-6 Pac-10), and Andre Joseph scored 10 off the bench in the Ducks' last homegame of the season.
Ridnour made 5 of 11 shots, was 4-of-8 on 3-pointers 7-for-7 from thefree-throw line and added eight assists. Jackson made 6 of his 12 shots andgrabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Jackson and Davis opened the game with consecutive 3-pointers.
Ridnour drained two free throws after UCLA coach Steve Lavin was hit with atechnical foul. After a miss by the Bruins, Ridnour pulled up for a 3-pointeras the sold-out crowd chanted 'One more year' at the junior point guard whois considering a jump to the NBA.
A jump shot by Jackson put Oregon up 13-0 with 17:27 left in the half andthe Ducks never led by fewer than 12 points the rest of the game.
Oregon registered its most decisive victory against UCLA in the 66-yearhistory of the rivalry. It was the first time the Ducks have won four straightagainst the Bruins.
Ray Young was the only player in double-digits for UCLA (7-18, 4-12) with 10points, though he was only 3-of-12 from the field.
The Bruins missed their first eight shots and shot only 25 percent overall.
They didn't score their first field goal until a tip-in by T.J. Cummings at12:28, but by then, UCLA was down 19-4.
The Ducks led 38-21 at halftime and used an 11-0 run early in the secondhalf to go up 49-23.