Oregon clinched a share of their first regular season conference title in 14 years after beating UCLA, 76-68. It was homecoming for Tyler Dorsey who finished with 20 points and nine rebounds.
The freshman scored the first six points for the Ducks and had 12 points early in the first half. The Ducks stretched their lead to five after a a dunk by Elgin Cook. A Dorsey three gave Oregon a 14-9 lead heading into the first media timeout.
UCLA had the ball coming out of the timeout. Tony Parker got the ball deep in the post and ripped the ball through the defenders. He was out of control and picked up his second foul of the game. Minutes later Dillon Brooks threw a pass to Chris Boucher who converted the pass into a dunk.
Dorsey started to cool off and UCLA took the lead with a Bryce Alford three-pointer. The Bruins pushed the lead to nine after a Parker dunk.
With minutes to go in the half Boucher blocked a Parker layup and broke Jordan Bell's single-season block record. Boucher finished with three blocks and has 95 this season. Oregon battled back and a pair of Cook free throws helped close the gap going into halftime to 38-33.
The second half was sloppy and Brooks had an uncharacteristic amount of turnovers. Multiple times the sophomore was called for traveling. Brooks bounced back and made shots when Oregon needed them most.
Late in the second half Brooks picked up his fourth foul after Parker converted a layup. Parker made the free throw and brought the Bruins within one. Brooks responded by making a contested jumper that gave Oregon a 68-65 lead.
Alford wasn't finished and made a three-pointer with under a minute left that made it a one possession game. The Ducks chewed the clock and Brooks made a deep three-pointer with under 30 seconds left. Brooks shot was the final dagger and Oregon made their free throws down the stretch.
Brooks finished with 15 points, shooting 5-14 from the field.
Parker led the Bruins with 18 points and three rebounds. Alford finished with 16 points shooting 3-7 from three-point range.
Oregon can win the regular season conference title outright with a win on Saturday against USC or a loss by Utah and Cal. The Ducks will play the Trojans at 1:00 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.