UCLA 67 Oregon State 71: Bruin Again Lose the "Easier" Road Game

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Instant recap of a poorly coached UCLA basketball program's 67-71 road loss to a bad Oregon State team.

UCLA missed a chance to lock second place in the PAC 12 and be one game behind Arizona as for the second time this season they lost to the lesser team on a road trip.

UCLA won the first half 31-29 against the Beavers in another not very pretty effort as UCLA went all zone on D.  The Wears scored UCLA's first 8 points to take UCLA to an 8-6 lead.  UCLA upped that lead to 11 on the strength of Kyle Anderson's 9 points and two threes by Bryce Alford.  Bryce played smart in looking for the three like a shooting guard instead of driving to the hoop as an out-of-control point guard.

The reason UCLA was not winning bigger at halftime was the play of Jordan Adams and Zach LaVine.  The pair where a combined 0-11 and had 5 of UCLA's 7 turnovers.  As UCLALUV mentioned Jordan was pressing and Zach was so rattled he passed up an open corner three.  UCLA shot 58% outside of Adams and LaVine.

The second half was also about Bryce.  Bryce brought UCLA back with his chin, literally.  He took a technical foul to the chin that gave UCLA a 6 point run to retake the lead and bring momentum back.  Jordan Adams got his first points and LaVine scored on the next play on a layup.

But then Bryce the point guard keyed an OSU run with the ugliest turnover I have seen in a while when trapped he threw a wild pass that actually hit the backboard.  UCLA's offense without Kyle on the floor is, well, offensive.  The Beavers were off and running and took a lead as Steve insisted that Bryce stay as point guard even with Kyle back in.

Eventually UCLA rallied back the lasp gasp failed.  Jordan Adams charged with the chance to tie and then Anderson missed a free throw.  UCLA lost 67-71 to miss another opportunity.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bruins Nation

You must be a member of Bruins Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bruins Nation. You should read them.

Join Bruins Nation

You must be a member of Bruins Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bruins Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker