Oregon pressured Kyle Anderson all night, and it resulted in the UCLA point guard tying a season-low in points. What the Ducks couldn’t do was limit his contributions elsewhere.
Anderson hit just one field goal in the Bruins’ 70-68 road win, but made several key plays late in a game that see-sawed wildly for 40 minutes. With under a minute left, the sophomore cut down the right side of the lane, drawing an extra defender before dishing the ball to a wide-open Jordan Adams.
The shooting guard hit the layup and drew the foul, tying the game at 68 on the ensuing free throw. When Anderson front-rimmed a jumper on the next possession down, Adams quickly reached out to force a held ball — giving UCLA one more chance with 8.5 seconds left.
Adams lost the ball on a baseline drive, but it bounced right to forward Travis Wear for the go-ahead jumper. Continue reading