UCLA flops against Oregon State, loses second straight

Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) drives between UCLA’s Aaron Holiday (3) and Kris Wilkes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

In need of a bounce-back win, UCLA only fell deeper into its Pac-12 hole after a 69-63 loss to Oregon State in Gill Coliseum on Thursday. The Bruins now have more losses than they did all of last season and have lost back-to-back games to tumble out of first place in the conference.

Aaron Holiday led the Bruins (13-6, 4-3 Pac-12) with 22 points, 18 of which came in the second half, but had four turnovers to just three assists.

Holiday gave the Bruins a one-point lead with 3:24 to go after he hit two free throws, but the Beavers came back with back-to-back 3-pointers to spur a 10-3 run to end the game. UCLA’s only points during that stretch came on a 3-pointer from Kris Wilkes.

Oregon State (11-7, 3-3 Pac-12) outrebounded the Bruins 45-37, collecting 18 offensive rebounds and outscoring UCLA by 11 points in the paint.

The Beavers had five double-digit scorers, led by forward Tres Tinkle‘s 16 points with nine rebounds and three assists.

UCLA will try to avoid the road sweep on Saturday at Oregon at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

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  • JustOwns

    What a joke. Gyorgy Goloman is the reincarnation of the useless Tony Parker.

    • Hogsman

      It’s time to give Olesinski more minutes than GG – he’s earned it and has better court awareness and anticipation. More efficient scorer and rebounder and plays hard all the time – he’s the most improved player since last season. Someone needs to sit GG down in front of a monitor and make him watch tape of TJ moving without the ball last season so he can try to emulate him.

      • JustOwns

        Amen!

      • 88 Straight

        Neither are worthy of major minutes. This team has no idea how it wants to play basketball.

      • cmwilliamsd

        Problem is they don’t have enough players. They basically have a 7 man rotation. Suspensions killed this team.

        • JustOwns

          True, but please, that’s just a cheap excuse. UCLA, win or lose, plays the team it brung.

          Wooden typically used 7 man rotations during the NC years.

          • cmwilliamsd

            True Wooden used a 7 man rotation. But that was usually in tournament play. During the season most of the games were over before halftime. So most everyone played. These kids are playing a ton of minutes every night. And there are two guys starting who would probably be playing limited minutes. Have a feeling Riley and Hill would both be starters by this point of the season.

          • JustOwns

            The Basketball isn’t that heavy.

  • ANDYISWINNNNNING!!!!

    Awwwwwwwwww………
    Btech loses again! Who will save Btech this year! Lonbozo is gone!
    GG is over rated! Who will rescue Btech! Who!

    • 88 Straight

      Who will rescue $C from the FBI?

      • Paul

        Boom. Should send Enfield a box of soap-on-a-rope.

      • ANDYISWINNNNNING!!!!

        USC doesn’t get tired of winning!
        Bring it on! ✌️

        • 88 Straight

          The reason you aren’t tired is because you have decades of rest and losing. Andy is a keeper though. I hope he isn’t indicted!

  • Paul

    A team with three former McDonald’s AAs + Aaron Holiday just lost to Oregon State. But that’s not enough talent to overcome the absence of coaching…

    • FightOn!

      You look like a McDonald’s fan…

      Fries up!

  • j metaphor

    We got beat by a team that includes a guy named Tres Tinkle?
    That does it.