Oregon Women beat UCLA 63-60 in Pac-12 quarterfinals
Endyia Rogers finished with 16 points and six assists, Nyara Sabally and Sedona Prince added double-doubles, and Oregon rallied for a 63-60 win over upset UCLA in the quarterfinals of the Pac Tournament. -12 Thursday night.
Rogers made just 4 of 13 shots from the floor for the second-seeded Ducks (20-10), but two of those were 3-point range and she made all six of her free throws. Sabally had 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Prince scored 12 with 12 boards.
Jaelynn Penn sank 3 of 4 from 3-point range and scored 13 to help No. 7-seeded UCLA (14-12) take a 32-31 halftime lead. Sabally and Prince scored eight points apiece and Rogers added seven in the first half for Oregon. Te-Hina Paopao, who joined Sabally and Rogers on the All-Pac-12 team for a second straight season, missed all six shots and didn’t score.
Paopao’s first field goal came with 5:01 left in the third quarter and pulled the Ducks up 43-41. Ilmar’l Thomas sank a 3-pointer and scored nine in the quarter to help UCLA take a 53-50 lead going into the final period.
Oregon opened the fourth with a rebound basket from Prince and a layup from Sabally to take a 54-53 lead with 8:03 to go. Paopao buried a 3-pointer to push the Ducks lead to four with 7:11 to go. Angela Dugalić and Thomas had back-to-back baskets to tie the score at 57 and Thomas buried a 3-pointer, after a bucket from Prince, to give the Bruins a 60-59 lead with 4:19 to go. It was the last basket of the match.
Rogers sank two free throws with 1:27 left to put the Ducks up 61-60 and Sabally added a pair with three seconds left. UCLA, which had only one team foul at the time, had to foul four times in four seconds to send Sabally over the line. Penn missed a 3-pointer on the last shot of the game.
Thomas and Penn each scored 18 goals for the Bruins.
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