Eugene, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Joseph Young led five Ducks in
double-figures with 16 points as Oregon dispatched the UCLA Bruins,
82-64, in Pac-12 Conference action at Matthew Knight Arena.
Dwayne Benjamin came off the bench to net 15 points in 19 minutes
for the Ducks (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12), who have now won two in a row.
Elgin Cook added 11 points, while Ahmaad Rorie and Jalil
Abdul-Bassit scored 10 points apiece.
Norman Powell led UCLA (11-9, 3-4) with 23 points on 7-of-14
shooting from the floor. Bryce Alford and Kevon Looney contributed
15 points apiece, with the latter also accounting for a game-high
Oregon knocked down 75 percent of its field goal tries, including a
6-of-7 clip from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes of the
contest. The Bruins went into the intermission trailing, 46-31,
after they were limited to 42.9 percent efficiency from the floor
in the first half.
UCLA failed to mount a comeback after the break as it was held to
39.4 percent shooting from the field. The Ducks hit on 51.7 percent
of their field goal attempts in the second period to extend their lead.