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No. 10 UCLA rallies to beat No. 5 Oregon 82-79 after trailing by 19

UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, center, shoots as Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, left, and guard Dylan Ennis defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 82-79. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, center, shoots as Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, left, and guard Dylan Ennis defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 82-79. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
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LOS ANGELES – Aaron Holiday gave UCLA its first lead on a 3-pointer with 4 minutes remaining in the game and the 10th-ranked Bruins rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit to beat No. 5 Oregon 82-79 on Thursday night.

Holiday and star freshman Lonzo Ball scored 15 points each, combining to score UCLA’s final seven points. Ball had 11 rebounds. The Bruins (22-3, 9-3 Pac-12) moved into a third-place tie with idle California in the league standings.

Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey scored 19 points each for the second-place Ducks (21-4, 10-2). Dorsey missed a potential tying 3-pointer with 23 seconds left.

The Bruins closed with a furious rush, battling for rebounds after not getting back to defend early in the game. Holiday’s go-ahead basket was part of a 33-15 run to end the game.

Two free throws by Jordan Bell got the Ducks to 80-79 with 19 seconds to go. Holiday got fouled and made both to preserve the win before Payton Pritchard’s 3-pointer missed with 1 second left.

The Bruins made two runs in the first half that twice got them within five points after trailing by 19.

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