FINAL: Oregon 78, UCLA 69

The Bruins made the game close, but couldn’t find a way to beat Oregon without the injured Jordan Adams. UCLA couldn’t take advantage of the Ducks’ 20 turnovers, eight of which came in the first eight minutes. They also shot poorly at the line making just 13 of 22 attempts. Shabazz Muhammad and Larry Drew II led the team with 14 points apiece, but it wasn’t enough against 20 by Carlos Emory and 19 from Jonathan Loyd, who was named the tournament MVP.

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  • Mark

    Oregon won this game because it had the depth to play 3 days in a row and Ucla didn’t. Where have you gone Tyler Lamb, Josh Smith, Brendan Lane, Matt Carlino?

    The rest of you can be satisfied all you want with winning the conference. But if that is enough for you, then it’s all you’ll ever get. This team isn’t winning a national championship this year, and I don’t see it doing so next year, either. This revolving door system of NBA entrants and transfers is never going to result in the continuity and depth needed to contend for the national championship.

    And that’s on Howland.

    After losing to Memphis in 2008, things have only gone downhill. We were all disappointed then because team was Ucla’s best shot in a while to win it all. Little did we know it would be their ONLY shot. At that moment, two things were said about Howland:
    1) He was on the shortlist of proverbial “best coach to never have won a national championship.”
    2) It seemed inevitable that he would win one.

    Well, Bill Self and John Calipari have come off the best coach never to win board. Now the list includes Mark Few, Brad Stevens, Jim Laranaga…maybe a few others. Howland is not even talked about as an elite coach.

    And at this pace does it seem like Howland will ever win a national championship? The next Pac 12 championship seems like a 1000 miles away given the uncertainty heading into next season.

    • FreeShabazz

      Sorry you couldn’t catch the game Mark. Not having Brendan Lane was really tough tonight for us.

      • Mark

        Good one!

    • http://twitter.com/FatBooster Joe Blow

      Boo hooo. NCAA, one and done.

      • maze949

        Boo hooo. SUC, already done. “Fight” on.

    • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

      UCLA lost because its best player broke his foot on the last play of the previous game.

  • Hank

    We missed WAY too many shots at the rim plus more than usual from the line. Make those and the result of this game is different. That said, you could make this statement for most loses. This was just one of those game. Powell played well considering the minutes he logged previously.