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Hands leads UCLA's 2nd-half rally to beat Oregon 90-83

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jaylen Hands nearly couldn't miss. He stopped and popped 3-pointers from all over, repeatedly burning Oregon's defense.

Hands scored all of his 27 points in the second half when he led a 19-point comeback to help UCLA win 90-83 on Saturday night.

Kris Wilkes added 20 points and Jules Bernard had a career-high 20 for the Bruins (15-13, 8-7 Pac-12), who outscored the Ducks 62-39 over the final 20 minutes.

''If we can figure out how to tie a ribbon around the second half as we move forward we're a good basketball team,'' interim Bruins coach Murry Bartow said. ''We made a lot of plays in the second half. Defensively, we were much, much better.''

UCLA completed a season sweep of the Ducks, having stunned them 87-84 in overtime last month when the Bruins rallied from a nine-point deficit with less than 58 seconds left in regulation on the road.

This time, the Bruins got going much earlier.

Payton Pritchard's 3-pointer opened the second half and pushed Oregon's lead to 19 points.

''When we went up there we were down by a lot. We knew to keep fighting,'' Wilkes said. ''We ultimately had to get some energy. Hands got everybody hyped. Our defense stepped up, too.''

The Ducks led 53-38 when the Bruins took over.

They ran off 17 straight points, including three consecutive 3-pointers by Hands, to take their first lead of the game, 55-53. Hands added a pair of free throws and a fast-break layup during the spurt.

''It seemed like he couldn't miss, especially on that shot that was from almost half-court,'' said Oregon's Paul White, who had 18 points.

Hands wasn't done yet.

He hit another 3-pointer and Wilkes followed with one of his own, raising the noise level in Pauley Pavilion considerably thanks to the season's third-largest crowd of 10,588.

''The energy in the building took over and really helped our guys,'' Bartow said.

Bernard said, ''Even our coach was a little crazy on the sidelines.''

The Ducks tied the game at 62-all on two free throws by Kenny Wooten, but they never led again.

Louis King's 3-pointer drew the Ducks to 68-65 before UCLA closed the game on a 24-18 run.

''We scored 83 points, that should be enough,'' Ducks coach Dana Altman said, ''but you can't give up 62 points in the second half.''

Pritchard added 18 points for Oregon (15-12, 6-8).

''This is a tough loss,'' White said. ''This will test our character.''

UCLA hit 14 pointers in the game, led by Hands with seven. Wilkes had four.

The Ducks raced to a nine-point lead 2 1/2 minutes into the game. UCLA fought back to tie it three times before Oregon closed out the half on a 24-8 run. The Ducks hit four of their eight first-half 3-pointers during the spurt that gave them a 44-28 lead.

BIG PICTURE

Oregon: The Ducks' third straight loss sets them up for a tough closing stretch. They host second-place Arizona State next week and travel to first-place Washington to end the regular season. They're 9-9 since standout freshman Bol Bol was lost to injury for the season in December.

UCLA: The Bruins have won two in a row and need a strong finish to build momentum going into the Pac-12 tourney, where their hopes rest for an NCAA Tournament bid.

BIG NUMBERS

The Ducks shot 63 percent from the field in the first half, the highest percentage by a UCLA opponent in the first half this season. The Bruins' 62 points were their most in a half this season.

UP NEXT

Oregon: Hosts Arizona State on Thursday.

UCLA: Hosts rival Southern California on Thursday in the Bruins' last regular-season home game.

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Key Players
P. Pritchard
J. Hands
30.7 Min. Per Game 30.7
13.0 Pts. Per Game 13.0
6.3 Ast. Per Game 6.3
3.5 Reb. Per Game 3.5
39.1 Field Goal % 41.3
32.7 Three Point % 35.9
88.3 Free Throw % 76.4
+ 2 Kenny Wooten made dunk, assist by Payton Pritchard 2.0
+ 2 Jules Bernard made dunk, assist by Kris Wilkes 6.0
+ 1 Payton Pritchard made 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
+ 1 Payton Pritchard made 1st of 2 free throws 13.0
  Shooting foul on Jalen Hill 13.0
+ 1 Jules Bernard made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Jules Bernard made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Louis King 17.0
+ 1 Payton Pritchard made 2nd of 2 free throws 28.0
+ 1 Payton Pritchard made 1st of 2 free throws 28.0
  Shooting foul on Alex Olesinski 28.0
Team Stats
Points 83 90
Field Goals 29-58 (50.0%) 29-57 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 11-30 (36.7%) 14-22 (63.6%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 18-29 (62.1%)
Total Rebounds 31 36
Offensive 12 12
Defensive 17 20
Team 2 4
Assists 20 18
Steals 2 4
Blocks 6 1
Turnovers 6 6
Fouls 23 16
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
27 PTS, 4 REB, 9 AST
12T
away team logo Oregon 15-12 443983
home team logo UCLA 15-13 286290
Team Stats
away team logo Oregon 15-12 70.0 PPG 37 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo UCLA 15-13 78.2 PPG 44.2 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
3
P. Pritchard G 12.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.6 APG 41.8 FG%
4
J. Hands G 14.2 PPG 3.7 RPG 6.1 APG 41.3 FG%
Top Scorers
P. Pritchard G 18 PTS 4 REB 8 AST
J. Hands G 27 PTS 4 REB 9 AST
50.0 FG% 50.9
36.7 3PT FG% 63.6
73.7 FT% 62.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. White 18 2 4 7/14 4/10 0/1 2 36 0 1 1 1 1
P. Pritchard 18 4 8 6/13 2/7 4/4 4 38 1 0 3 2 2
K. Wooten 16 9 0 6/11 0/0 4/5 3 33 1 2 1 4 5
L. King 10 7 0 4/8 1/4 1/1 3 31 0 0 1 2 5
F. Okoro 4 2 0 1/1 0/0 2/4 3 12 0 3 0 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. White 18 2 4 7/14 4/10 0/1 2 36 0 1 1 1 1
P. Pritchard 18 4 8 6/13 2/7 4/4 4 38 1 0 3 2 2
K. Wooten 16 9 0 6/11 0/0 4/5 3 33 1 2 1 4 5
L. King 10 7 0 4/8 1/4 1/1 3 31 0 0 1 2 5
F. Okoro 4 2 0 1/1 0/0 2/4 3 12 0 3 0 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Bailey Jr. 13 2 2 4/8 4/8 1/2 2 23 0 0 0 2 0
W. Richardson 4 3 5 1/3 0/1 2/2 3 24 0 0 0 0 3
M. Norris 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
E. Amin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bol - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Osborn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 29 20 29/58 11/30 14/19 23 200 2 6 6 12 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hands 27 4 9 8/15 7/10 4/5 1 32 1 0 2 1 3
K. Wilkes 20 3 2 7/14 4/7 2/4 3 37 0 0 1 1 2
D. Singleton 6 0 3 2/4 2/3 0/0 1 18 1 0 0 0 0
M. Brown 6 7 1 3/7 0/0 0/4 2 21 0 1 0 4 3
C. Smith 1 5 1 0/4 0/0 1/2 0 19 0 0 1 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hands 27 4 9 8/15 7/10 4/5 1 32 1 0 2 1 3
K. Wilkes 20 3 2 7/14 4/7 2/4 3 37 0 0 1 1 2
D. Singleton 6 0 3 2/4 2/3 0/0 1 18 1 0 0 0 0
M. Brown 6 7 1 3/7 0/0 0/4 2 21 0 1 0 4 3
C. Smith 1 5 1 0/4 0/0 1/2 0 19 0 0 1 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bernard 20 2 1 5/8 1/2 9/11 1 28 1 0 1 1 1
J. Hill 8 8 0 3/3 0/0 2/3 5 16 0 0 0 3 5
A. Olesinski 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 19 1 0 0 0 1
C. Riley 0 2 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 10 0 0 1 1 1
P. Ali - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Dodson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Wulff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wallace - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Nwuba - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Campbell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. O'Neal - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Stong - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 32 18 29/57 14/22 18/29 16 200 4 1 6 12 20