College basketball: UCLA rallies to beat Oregon State
Published: March 2, 2014 09:56PM
Updated: March 5, 2014 10:12PM

Los Angeles • Jordan Adams scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, and UCLA rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Oregon State 74-69 Sunday night to snap its only two-game losing streak of the season.

Kyle Anderson added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Bruins (22-7, 11-5 Pac-12), who kept Oregon State from sweeping them for the first time since 1988. UCLA leads the series 90-36 and is 51-7 against the Beavers in Los Angeles.

Adams and Anderson returned to action after being suspended for Thursday night’s 87-83 double-overtime loss to Oregon for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Roberto Nelson, the Pac-12’s leading scorer, led the Beavers (15-13, 7-9) with 23 points. Devon Collier added 15 points and Eric Moreland had 13 rebounds to lead Oregon State to a 36-31 advantage on the boards.

Oregon State beat UCLA 71-67 in Corvallis four weeks ago. The Bruins trailed 42-31 early in the second half when they suddenly came alive, outscoring the Beavers 21-6 for a 52-48 lead, and a 3-pointer by Adams with 7:19 left made it 59-53. The Beavers weren’t closer than four points after that. Two foul shots by Bryce Alford and another pair by Anderson made it 67-58 with 58.9 seconds left.

The difference of the game was at the foul line — UCLA was 21 of 23 and Oregon State was 14 of 23.

Pac-12 standings

Conference All games

W L Pct. W L Pct.

Arizona 14 2 .875 27 2 .931

UCLA 11 5 .688 22 7 .759

Arizona St. 10 6 .625 21 8 .724

Colorado 9 7 .563 20 9 .690

Stanford 9 7 .563 18 10 .643

California 9 7 .563 18 11 .621

Oregon 8 8 .500 20 8 .714

Utah 8 8 .500 19 9 .679

Wash. 8 8 .500 16 13 .552

Oregon St. 7 9 .438 15 13 .536

Wash. St. 2 14 .125 9 19 .321

USC 1 15 .063 10 19 .345