No.12 UCLA Rolls to 94-55 Win at Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Five Bruins scored in double figures as the No. 12-ranked UCLA men's basketball team rolled to a 94-55 win versus Oregon State in Pac-12 play on Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
Tyger Campbell led the way with 20 points for UCLA (21-6, 13-5 Pac-12).
Jaime Jaquez Jr. finished with 17 points, including 14 in the first half. Jules Bernard totaled 16 points, Cody Riley had 13 points and Jaylen Clark tallied 10 points.
The Bruins limited Oregon State (3-24, 1-16 Pac-12) to just five 3-pointers (on 16 attempts).
"I liked our team energy level today," said Mick Cronin, The Michael Price Family UCLA Men's Head Basketball Coach. "We talked a lot about, I had to explain to these guys that we had won three of our last four, and you're not going to win on the road if you miss 15 straight threes against a team like Oregon. We got to keep our attitude positive. We got to have an attitude about ourselves, you've got to play with pride in your performance."
UCLA buried 13 of 20 attempts from 3-point range (65 percent), marking the Bruins' best such percentage in a game played away from Pauley Pavilion this season. The Bruins made 34 of 58 total shots (58.6 percent) and knocked down 13 of 15 free throw attempts (86.7 percent).
UCLA's 22-0 scoring run midway through the second half put the game out of reach.
The Bruins' 39-point margin of victory marked UCLA's largest such win margin since winning at Washington, 107-66, on Feb. 4, 2017.
Maurice Calloo led the Beavers on Saturday afternoon with 13 points. Roman Silva and Glen Taylor Jr. each scored 10 points.
Oregon State went on a 12-2 scoring run to establish a 14-9 lead, just six minutes into the game. The rest of the opening half belonged to the Bruins, who outscored Oregon State by a 34-14 margin.
Jaquez Jr. was the catalyst for UCLA during a first-half 10-2 scoring run, as he scored eight points over that stretch.
Campbell, who scored 10 points in the first half, capped a 10-0 scoring spurt as UCLA's lead jumped to 41-24 with 1:18 left before the break. The Bruins took a 43-28 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Oregon State scored six of the first eight points in the second half, but UCLA answered with the next eight points – and 30 of the next 35 points. Campbell ignited UCLA's 22-0 scoring spree with 12:27 to play in the contest. He eventually doubled his scoring total from the first half.
Riley punctuated an 11-point second-half performance by draining a corner 3-pointer with 5:22 left in regulation.
In all, UCLA received at least one 3-point basket from six players. Campbell finished 4-for-6 from long-range, while Jaquez Jr. and David Singleton each shot 2-for-2 from 3-point territory. Bernard was 3-for-5 from long distance.
UCLA outrebounded Oregon State by a 35-18 margin and finished the game with 20 assists.
UCLA's win helped the Bruins clinch a first-round bye in the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament (scheduled for March 9-12 in Las Vegas). The league's top four teams, out of 12, earn first-round byes and begin play in the quarterfinal round on Thursday, March 10.
The Bruins have just two games remaining on their regular-season schedule. UCLA will play at Washington on Monday evening (Feb. 28). The Bruins' game at Alaska Airlines Arena will be nationally televised on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
UCLA's regular-season finale against USC (in Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom) will take place on Saturday, March 5. Game time that night is scheduled for 7 pm. (PT).