Willis' 24 Points Not Enough To Overcome Oregon

Jan. 27, 2005

Box Score

Eugene, Ore. - The University of Oregon women's basketball team turned to Brandi Davis for an offensive spark Thursday. And it got a bonfire as Davis' career-high 28 points helped the Ducks defeat UCLA 77-71 before a crowd of 3,418 at McArthur Court.

Davis, a senior guard, sank six of her 13 3-point attempts and hit 10-of-19 overall in 27 minutes in a reserve role. Davis didn't score her first basket until a 15-foot jumper with 3:13 left in the first half and went on to score Oregon's final 11 first-half points as the Ducks led 33-31 at the break. UCLA had led by nine, 27-18 at the 7:19 mark.

"I knew that if I kept shooting they were going to fall," Davis said. "Even though I missed a few shots, my teammates were confident in me and they started falling in."

With the Ducks up 47-46, Davis also led another charge with back two 3-pointers and a steal at half court resulting in a lay-in to give Oregon a 58-48 cushion.

Oregon improved to 13-6 and 6-4 in the Pac-10 while the Bruins dropped to 12-7 and 6-4.

As Oregon struggled to hit its free throws (19-of-32 overall), UCLA clawed back to within four at 70-66 with 2:55 left. But the Ducks' defense held UCLA to just five points the rest of the way.

"It was a matter of wanting to win and getting after the boards," said Oregon coach Bev Smith, whose team had a season-best rebounding advantage, 50-30. "It was an incredible effort by our players on the boards."

Cathrine Kraayeveld, who made just 3-of-12 from the field for eight points, led all players with 11 rebounds. She blocked two shots and had two steals as she remains eight shy of scoring 1,000 career points.

Oregon's defense held UCLA to 37 percent shooting, including 34 percent after halftime.

Lisa Willis led UCLA with 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting - four of them 3-pointers well beyond the arc. Nikki Blue, who shot 6-of-20 from the floor, and Amanda Livingston each had 15 points for the Bruins. Blue also had nine assists and five steals and tied Willis with a team-best six rebounds.


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