E.J. Singler scored 10 consecutive points in the final six minutes, including a go-ahead three-pointer with 2:45 remaining, and Oregon held on to beat Stanford 68-64 Sunday night.
STANFORD, Calif. — E.J. Singler scored 10 consecutive points in the final six minutes, including a go-ahead three-pointer with 2:45 remaining, and Oregon held on to beat Stanford 68-64 Sunday night.
Singler finished with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists while Olu Ashaolu added 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Ducks (19-8 overall, 10-5 Pac-12). Oregon has won two consecutive games at Maples Pavilion following a 24-game losing streak that dated to 1986.
More importantly, the victory moves Oregon into a fourth-place tie with Arizona with three regular-season games remaining.
That is potentially significant because the top four teams in the standings receive first-round byes in the Pac-12 tournament.
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Josh Owens scored 20 points and Dwight Powell added 11 for Stanford (18-9, 8-7), which was 11 of 22 from the free-throw line.
The Cardinal went scoreless over the final 3:45 after taking a 64-61 lead on Owens’ dunk.
Of losing after leading for much of the game, Owens said, “It’s very frustrating. It’s been something that we’ve been battling throughout the second half of the Pac-12 season.
“We just couldn’t close it out.”
Singler led the Ducks in scoring for the eighth time this season and had at least 20 points for the fifth time this season. He has 1,015 points in 98 career games and is the 31st Oregon player with at least 1,000 points.
LOS ANGELES — Cassie Harberts scored 26 points as host USC beat UCLA 66-54, completing a regular-season sweep of the Bruins.
Briana Gilbreath added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Women of Troy (14-11, 8-6). The senior guard has 13 double-doubles in her career.
Rebekah Gardner scored 18 points for UCLA (12-13, 7-7) and Markel Walker contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds.
USC shot 34.5 percent from the field and limited the Bruins to 27.4 percent shooting.