Jordan Bachynski had a career-high 26 points and blocked Joseph Young’s reverse layup at the buzzer, helping Arizona State hold off hard-charging Oregon 74-72 on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.
Arizona State dominated the first half, building a 20-point lead while the Ducks flailed at both ends.
Oregon put together a furious rally behind Young and its press in the second half, using a 34-11 run to take the lead with 5 minutes left.
Young scored all of his 29 points in the second half and hit four 3-pointers, but couldn’t get his final shot past Bachynski’s long arm, sending the Ducks to their fourth 2-point conference loss.
Jahii Carson had 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Arizona State, which had 15 turnovers that led to 21 points for Oregon. Shaqueille McKissic added 15 points.
Mark Moser added 14 points for the Ducks.
Oregon didn’t play like there was much urgency in the first half, digging a deep hole as they missed one shot after another and Arizona State scored seemingly whenever and wherever it wanted.
Bachynski and Carson had their way with the Ducks throughout the first half, combining on numerous pick-and-rolls for easy baskets.
Bachynski had 18 points and five rebounds by halftime, and Carson filled up the stat sheet with five points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Sun Devils made 15 of 22 shots in the half and led 43-23.
Oregon missed its first nine 3-point attempts and finished 1 of 13 in the first half, 9 of 36 overall.
UCLA 83, USC 73: In Los Angeles, Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 1/2 minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Bruins completed a season sweep of the Trojans with a win.
Kyle Anderson had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for UCLA, helping the Bruins beat their archrivals for the seventh time in the last eight meetings.
Byron Wesley had 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists for USC, which lost four in a row and nine of 10, all against conference teams.
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