Up next for UCLA basketball: Sunday at Oregon State
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Gill Coliseum.
On the air: TV: ESPNU. Radio: 570.
Records: UCLA 17-4, 6-2; Oregon State 12-8, 4-4.
Update: UCLA has owned this series the last 20 years, winning 34 of 40 games. Oregon State has not had a team in the NCAA tournament since 1990. People are wondering whether Coach Craig Robinson will last through his brother-in-law’s administration; Barack Obama leaves office in two years. The Beavers need a kick finish. It helped that 6-foot-10 forward Eric Moreland has returned. He is averaging 8.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in eight games since coming back from a 12-game suspension. Oregon State is 4-4 since he returned. The Beavers’ Roberto Nelson averages 22.3 points per game to lead the Pac-12 Conference. The Beavers are dangerous on the perimeter, making 40% of three-point shots. The Bruins gritted out a 70-68 victory over Oregon on Thursday and can take a firm hold of second place with a road sweep.
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