Jan. 2, 2005
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Reserve UCLA guard Brian Morrison had 15 points and four others scored in double-digits for the Bruins, who edged Oregon 70-62 Sunday night.
Morrison's fifth 3-pointer of the game gave the Bruins (7-3 overall, 1-1 Pac-10) a 59-54 lead with 2:36 to play after the Ducks (9-2, 1-1) had trimmed a 15-point second-half deficit to two.
Morrison's basket also sparked a 9-0 run for UCLA to help seal the victory, the Bruins' first in Eugene since 2001.
Mitch Platt tied a career-high with 15 points for Oregon, which was held to its lowest point total this season. Aaron Brooks also scored 14 for the Ducks.
The Bruins opened its first double-digit advantage of the game midway through the first half when Thompson hit a layup and 3-pointer to fuel a 13-4 run and an eventual 30-20 lead.
Up 37-30 early in the second half, Morrison drained a pair of 3-pointers to start a 12-4 run that led to a 49-34 lead with 12:09 to play.
But then the Bruins' shooting touch went cold as they registered just one field goal until Morrison's late 3-pointer, while Oregon scored 18 of the next 23 points to get to within two points, 54-52 with 5:51 to play.