LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joseph Young scored 26 points including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime, and Oregon outlasted short-handed UCLA 87-83 Thursday night.
The Bruins played without Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson, their top two scorers. The sophomore guards were suspended for the game for what first-year coach Steve Alford called a violation of team rules. They're expected to return to action Sunday night when the Bruins entertain Oregon State in their final home game of the season.
Jason Calliste added 18 points, Mike Moser had 12 points and a season-high 20 rebounds and Richard Amardi added 12 points for the Ducks (19-8, 7-8 Pac-12), who outrebounded the Bruins 50-38 while winning their fourth straight despite blowing a 15-point lead.
Freshman Bryce Alford led the Bruins (21-7, 10-5) with a career-high 31 points and six assists. Freshman Zach LaVine added 18 points and eight rebounds and Norm Powell scored 14 for UCLA.
FINAL (2OT): Oregon (19-8, 7-8) 87, UCLA (21-7, 10-5) 83
- Oregon is on a four-game winning streak. The Ducks have 92 wins in the past four seasons for just the third time in program history. Oregon last accomplished that from 1936-40 (93 victories)
- Mike Moser pulled down a season-high 20 rebounds (one shy of his career high from UNLV), the most boards by a Duck since Greg Ballard pulled down 20 against California on Feb. 10, 1977. UO had a season-high 50 rebounds.
- Oregon improves to 4-0 in overtime games this season; (Mississippi, BYU, Utah, UCLA).
- Joseph Young scored a game-high 26 points. He has now led the team in scoring in 15 games while scoring 20+ in 12 contests.
- Oregon held UCLA to its lowest scoring first half of the season with just 25 points at the break.
- Waverly Austin matched a season-high with six rebounds, four of which came on the offensive end.
- Oregon’s starting lineup of Loyd, Young, Dotson, Austin and Moser improve to 14-1 this season.