Jan. 19, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Lazeric Jones scored a team-leading 17 points as the UCLA men's basketball team dropped an 87-84 decision at Oregon State in a Pac-12 contest at Gill Coliseum on Thursday night.
Oregon State's Jared Cunningham recorded a game-high 21 points, and teammate Devon Collier scored 20 as the host Beavers (12-7, 2-5 Pac-12) pulled away in the second half and snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Bruins dating to 2005.
Both teams shot 58 percent from the field in the high-scoring game.
Oregon State's 87 points were the most allowed by UCLA in any game this season.
Cunningham's two free throws with 10:04 left in the second half gave Oregon State its first double-digit lead at 66-55.
Consecutive baskets by David Wear got the Bruins within 74-68 with five minutes remaining, but Oregon State's Ahmad Starks answered with a 3-pointer. UCLA got as close as three from there, but only in the closing seconds.
Oregon State owned a 39-38 lead at halftime.
UCLA returns to action at Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 21. Game time is 1 p.m. Saturday's contest will be televised live nationally on Fox Sports Net and locally on FS West.