Bruins Fall to Ducks At McArthur Court
By Bruin Basketball Report
Playing in its last game at McArthur Court, the Bruins fall to the Oregon Ducks 71-66 in overtime.
UCLA (9-11, 4-4) was down 55-52 with 11 seconds left in regulation when senior Michael Roll hit a long three-point shot to send the game into overtime.
However, Oregon's Matt Humphrey opened the overtime period with two three-pointers to put the Ducks ahead by two possessions, 61-57, a deficit the Bruins could not overcome as the Ducks hit key shots and their free throws in the extra period.
Nikola Dragovic had 10 rebounds and led UCLA in scoring with 19 points but was just 5-13 from beyond the three-point arc. Michael Roll added 16 points and 6 assists.
Freshman Tyler Honeycutt continued to display his all-around game by recording 13 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals in a season high 40 minutes.
Malcolm Lee struggled all evening on offense scoring 2 points on just 1 of 9 shooting, however, he did dish out 6 assists and 6 rebounds.
The Bruins played zone defense all-evening long and limited the Ducks to just 42% shooting, but the Bruins struggled on their end hitting on just 39%.
UCLA took way too many three-point attempts, hoisting up 33 from beyond the arc which accounted for over 50% of their total shot attempts in the game. They finished 10-33 from the arc for 30%.
The Bruins were once again beaten on the boards, 41-37, and gave up way too many second-shot attempts especially in the second half.
Tajuan Porter and Matt Humphrey scored 15 points each for Oregon (11-9-3-5) which snapped a five-game losing streak with the victory over UCLA.
The third-place Bruins now travel to Corvallis to play the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday.