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Ducks Drop Pac-12 Opener at UCLA
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 01/02/2016
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LOS ANGELES - The Oregon women's basketball team dropped its first game of the season, 80-69, against No. 21 ranked UCLA on Saturday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion.

The Ducks, who took both games in the season series with the Bruins last season, saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end with the loss. Oregon (11-1, 0-1 Pac-12) will get a chance to get back in the win column on Monday night against USC in a Pac-12 Networks televised game.

HOW IT HAPPENED: After trailing 23-15 at the end of the first quarter, the Ducks turned it on in the second quarter. Oregon doubled up the Bruins 24-12 to take a 39-35 lead into halftime.

Oregon's two starting forwards, Jillian Alleyne and Jacinta Vandenberg, combined for 23 points and 15 rebounds in the first half as the Ducks pounded the ball inside.

The Bruins bounced back after halftime, however, winning the third quarter 28-12 to pull away. UCLA shot just 32.4 percent in the first half but shot 51.4 percent in the second half. The Bruins also used 18 offensive rebounds to score 20 second chance points. UCLA guard Nirra Field had made six three-pointers through UCLA's first 12 games but went 5-for-7 from beyond the arc against the Ducks. She finished with a game-high 31 points.

Alleyne was dominant in the post, scoring 25 points to go with 16 rebounds, but the Ducks made just 3-of-11 three-point attempts.

POSTGAME NOTES: Jillian Alleyne posted her 81st career double-double, the fifth-most in NCAA history, and her 28th straight, dating back to last season...Jacinta Vandenberg scored the Ducks' first six points in the game.

UP NEXT: The Ducks will remain in Los Angeles with a game at USC on tap for Monday night.

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