March 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) - E.J. Singler scored a career-high 24 points and Oregon routed second-seeded UCLA 76-59 in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night.
The seventh-seeded Ducks (16-16) advanced to Friday's semifinals against either No. 3 seed Washington or sixth-seeded Washington State, which met later at Staples Center.
Tyler Honeycutt scored 19 points to lead the Bruins (22-10), who swept Oregon in the regular season but never dented their double-digit deficit in the second half.
Oregon reached the semifinals for the first time since 2007, when the Ducks won the tournament. Malcolm Armstead added 13 points and Garrett Sim 10 for the lowest remaining seeded team.
Singler had a career-high 22 points against Arizona State on Wednesday, and he was just as consistent against the Bruins. He keyed an 11-2 spurt with five points midway through the second half that pushed Oregon's lead to 22 points, equaling their largest of the game.