2003 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament
March 8, 2003
#4 UCLA (18-10) vs. #5 Oregon (12-16)
The 30 points by Nikki Blue marks the second-highest scoring game in Pac-10 Tournament history. Only Stanford's Nicole Powell's 37-point effort against Oregon State, March 3 of last year was higher.
Blue's 10 field goals was third-highest in tournament history. It is only bested by Powell's 13 (Oregon State, March 3, 2002) and Oregon State's Juleen Smith's 11 in that same game.
Blue's 25 field goal attempts sets tournament record in that category. The previous mark was 22 by Powell versus Oregon State, March 3 of 2002.
Blue's 30 points gives her a Pac-10 high three 30-point games this season and ten 20-point plus scoring games.
Blue's career-high eight steals sets a single-game tournament record.
Oregon led 45-43 with 10:44 remaining when UCLA scored 11 consecutive points to take a 54-45 advantage.
UCLA led 56-47 with five minutes remaining extending its streak when leading at that point of the game to 16-0.
UCLA captured three games against Oregon this year after losing five of the previous six meetings.
The three losses to UCLA marks the first time that Oregon has lost to a Pac-10 school that many times in a season.
UCLA's 18 steals is a tournament record besting the 16 by Cal versus UCLA, March 1 of last year.
The 46 combined points by Blue and Michelle Greco accounted for nearly 65 percent of the Bruins' point output.
Oregon's run of nine straight post-season appearances ends (8 NCAA's, 1 WNIT).
With 54 three-pointers - including two tonight - Brandi Davis is fourth in Oregon history in single-season treys.