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Pac-12 basketball: Arizona State holds off struggling Oregon, 74-72
First Published Feb 08 2014 09:43 pm • Last Updated Feb 08 2014 11:04 pm

Tempe, Ariz. • Jordan Bachynski had a career-high 26 points and blocked Joseph Young’s reverse layup at the buzzer, helping Arizona State hold off hard-charging Oregon 74-72 on Saturday.

Arizona State dominated the first half, building a 20-point lead while the Ducks flailed at both ends.

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Oregon put together a furious rally behind Young and its press in the second half, using a 34-11 run to take the lead with 5 minutes left.

Young scored all of his 29 points in the second half and hit four 3-pointers, but couldn’t get his final shot past Bachynski’s long arm, sending Oregon to its fourth 2-point conference loss.

Jahii Carson had 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Arizona State, which had 15 turnovers that led to 21 points for Oregon. Shaqueille McKissic added 15 points.

Mark Moser added 14 points for the Ducks. While Arizona State has gotten back on track, moving up to third in the Pac-12 with four wins in five games, Oregon has drifted from the postseason bubble.

The Ducks had a chance to gain a little momentum against No. 2 Arizona Thursday night, but faltered down the stretch.

UCLA 83, USC 73 • In Los Angeles, Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 ½ minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and UCLA completed a season sweep of USC.

Kyle Anderson had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for UCLA, helping the Bruins beat their archrivals for the seventh time in the last eight meetings.

Byron Wesley had 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists for USC. The Trojans have lost four in a row and nine of 10, all against conference teams, following a 9-4 start against non-conference opponents. Two of those losses were to Stanford and Oregon State, marking the first back-to-back overtime defeats in school history.


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