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Anne M. Peterson | The Associated Press | January 3, 2021

Women's college basketball: No. 11 UCLA snaps No. 8 Oregon's 27-game win streak

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EUGENE, Ore. — Michaela Onyenwere had a career-high 33 points along with 10 rebounds and No. 11 UCLA held off No. 8 Oregon 73-71 on Sunday, snapping the Ducks’ 27-game winning streak.

In addition to the longest active winning streak in the nation, the Ducks (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12) had won 24 straight conference games and 22 consecutive games at Matthew Knight Arena.

Charisma Osborne added 22 points for the well-rested Bruins (6-2, 4-2), who had not played since Dec. 21 when they fell to No. 1 Stanford 61-49 at Pauley Pavilion.

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Te-Hina Paopao had 19 points while Angela Dugalic added 13 for the Ducks, who trailed by as many as 11 points in the final quarter but went on a 9-0 run to pull within 71-69 with 2:25 left.

Nyara Sabally hit a pair of free throws to tie it with 1:20 to go but Onyenwere’s layup put the Bruins back in front. After trading turnovers, Oregon got the ball back with seven seconds left but couldn’t score.

UCLA was supposed to play Oregon State on Friday, but that game was postponed when the Beavers suspended play because of COVID-19.

The Bruins jumped out to a 14-9 lead and closed the first quarter up 20-15, paced by Onyenwere with 12 points. She has scored in double figures in all of UCLA’s games this season.

Maddie Scherr’s 3-pointer pulled the Ducks in front 23-22. Dugalic’s jumper gave Oregon a 31-28 lead but the Bruins went 10-3 to close out the half for a 38-34 lead.

Onyenwere’s layup and Lindsey Corsaro’s 3-pointer extended UCLA’s lead to 47-36 in the third quarter. But the Ducks closed the gap, pulling within 52-50 on Te-Hina Paopao’s 3-pointer followed by a layup.

Paopao’s layup tied it at 54, but Charisma Osborne’s 3-pointer gave the Bruins a 57-54 lead heading into the final quarter. Another 3 from Osborne put UCLA up 65-55 with 7:48 left.

Oregon coming off a 92-69 victory over USC on Friday. Six Ducks scored in double figures in the win.

BIG PICTURE

UCLA: The Bruins last visited Eugene in 2019 and came away with a 74-69 victory after trailing by as many as 22 points. ... In uniform for UCLA was Dominique Darius, who left high school in New Jersey early and was added to the Bruins’ roster on Dec. 28.

Oregon: Oregon was without guard Taylor Chavez, who was attending to a family matter, for the second straight game. ... Sedona Prince, the Ducks’ 6-7 forward, did not dress. Prince was averaging 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. ... Last season the Ducks went 12-1 against Top 25 opponents. Earlier this season, Oregon defeated No. 15 Oregon State.

UP NEXT

UCLA hosts Colorado on Friday.

Oregon visits No. 1 Stanford on Friday.

This article is written by Anne M. Peterson from The Associated Press and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

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