LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and No. 9 Oregon rallied in the second half to beat UCLA 76-68 on Wednesday night, giving the Ducks at least a share of the Pac-12 title for the first time since 2002.
Dillon Brooks added 15 points, and Elgin Cook had 14 points, making all six of his free throws for the Ducks (24-6, 13-4 Pac-12), who won their fourth in a row and 10th in 12 games. Dorsey had a team-high nine rebounds, helping the Ducks control the boards, 40-28.
Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, Tony Parker added 18, and Bryce Alford 16 points for the Bruins (15-15, 6-11). They have lost three straight and six of eight with one game remaining in the regular season.
After leading by 11 points in the first half, the Bruins made a last-gasp attempt to win. Alford, who was 6 of 14 shooting, hit consecutive 3-pointers that got them to 71-68 with 59 seconds left.
After a timeout, the Ducks passed the ball around before Brooks coolly sank a 3-pointer for a 74-68 lead. Hamilton missed a layup and Alford snagged the offensive rebound before turning the ball over with 11 seconds left.
UCLA led by seven points early in the second half before the Ducks scored nine straight to take a 50-48 lead. The Bruins tied it four more times, but never regained the lead.
Alford’s 3-pointer put UCLA back in front 23-21 and launched an 18-12 run that ended the half with the Bruins leading 38-33. Alford and Hamilton each had six points in the spurt, with three other players scoring, too.
Oregon: The Ducks clinched the No. 1 seed for the Pac-12 tourney in Las Vegas. … F Chris Boucher had three blocked shots to break the single-season school record with 96. … The Ducks are 15-0 when holding opponents under 70 points.
UCLA: Hamilton has scored in double figures for 26 straight games. He’s the only Pac-12 player in double figures in each of his team’s league games this season.
Oregon: Concludes regular season at Southern California on Saturday.
UCLA: Hosts Oregon State in regular-season finale on Saturday.
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