SUNDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Beavers falter on the road to USC, lose their second Pac-12 game in a row


Oregon 70, UCLA 61

USC 65, Oregon State 61

• Ninth-ranked Oregon completed its first road sweep of the Los Angeles conference rivals by beating No. 14 UCLA on Sunday night.

Oregon, which downed USC on Friday, improved to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-12.

The Ducks posted their seventh consecutive victory, and Oregon shares first at 4-0 in the conference with Arizona State, making its first 4-0 league start since 2000-01.

UCLA fell to 11-4, 2-2.

The Ducks scored the first nine points,while UCLA missed its first 11 shots from the field and didn't get on the board until the 3:16 mark of the first quarter.

But the Ducks didn't score in the final three minutes of the opening period, and their lead was down to 11-8 going into the second quarter.

Oregon reasserted itself and pulled out to a 12-point lead, only to let UCLA creep closer again and to within 27-23 at intermission, even with the Bruins only 8 for 32 (25.0 percent) from the floor.

Sabrina Ionescu, the NCAA's all-time leader in triple doubles, had three points (1 for 6), six rebounds and no assists at the break.

Oregon was up 43-42 with one quarter to play.

The Bruins had the lead most of the fourth quarter. Oregon pulled in front 60-59 on two free throws by Satou Sabally with 2:10 remaining. Then guard Lexi Bando hit a 3 with 59 seconds left for a 63-59 lead.

Bando was fouled and made two free throws with 37 seconds remaining to make it a 65-59 lead.

Then it was Ionescu with one of two foul shots four seconds later, as UCLA's cold streak down the stretch reached 0 for 13 from the field.

Ruthy Hebard led Oregon with 19 points and added seven rebounds. She was 8 of 12 on field goals.

Ionescu finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and two assists, going 5 of 15 from the field.

Maite Cazorla had 17 points, and Bando had nine, making 2 of 3 from beyond the arc.

• The visiting and 16th-ranked Beavers blew a double-digit lead and has suffered its first back-to-back losses since 2014.

OSU got off to a strong start, leading 22-13 after one quarter and 40-28 at the half, shooting 51.6 percent from the field overall and making 7 of 14 from 3-point range.

The Trojans made a run in the third quarter, though, and drew within 49-45 with 10 minutes remaining. USC was within one point with two minutes left and took a one-point lead on two free throws with 1:34 to go.

Marie Gulich, who led the Beavers with 16 points, scored inside for a 61-60 OSU edge. USC answered with a layup with 54 seconds left.

Gulich missed inside, Kat Tudor was off from 3 distance and then OSU fouled on the rebound with 30 seconds to play. The Trojans hit one of two free throws to lead 63-61.

Oregon State's Katie McWilliams missed a 3, but the Beavers got the ball back on a jump ball. But with 8.8 seconds left, the Beavers threw the ball away.

USC got fouled at 8.2 and converted two foul shots for the 65-61 final count.

The Beavers were trying to bounce back from an 84-49 rout by UCLA on Friday. OSU fell to 11-4 for the season and 2-2 in Pac-12 play.

USC improved to 11-4, 1-3, and snapped a three-game skid.

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