Southland basketball roundup: UCLA rallies from 22-down to stun No. 2 Oregon; No. 12 Oregon State women beat USC 68-61

Kennedy Burke had a career-high 29 points and UCLA came back from a 22-point deficit to knock off No. 2 Oregon 74-69 on Friday night.

Burke was 12 of 17 from the field and had seven rebounds for the Bruins (17-10, 10-5 Pac-12), who won for the eighth time in the last nine games. Japreece Dean added 14 points and Michael Onyenwere had 12.

UCLA outscored the Ducks 36-14 over a large portion of the second half to lead 68-60. Oregon pulled to within 70-69 on Sabrina Ionescu’s 3-pointer with 34 seconds left, but the Bruins scored the last four points at the foul line.

Erin Boley led the Ducks (24-3, 13-2) with 20 points, Ionescu had 18 and Maite Cazorla 13. Oregon was playing without junior forward Ruthy Hebard, who injured her right knee in Monday night’s 67-62 loss at No. 12 Oregon State.


It was the first back-to-back losses for the Ducks since they dropped three in a row to end the 2016-17 season, a span of 71 games.

Oregon made 10 of its first 15 shots to lead 23-12 after one quarter. The lead grew to 22 points behind 13 by Boley before the Bruins scored the last seven points of the first half to trail 42-27.

at No. 12 Oregon State 68, USC 61: Mikayla Pivec had 18 points and eight rebounds and Oregon State used a late run to beat Southern California 68-61 on Friday night.

Pivec’s jumper with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter sparked a 16-2 run that turned a seven-point deficit into a seven-point lead with 22 seconds to go. Aleah Goodman and Destiny Slocum highlighted the run with back-to-back 3-pointers — Goodman giving the Beavers (22-5, 12-3 Pac-12) the lead for good at 61-59 and Slocum pushing the lead to five with 32 seconds left.


Slocum scored 16 points, Joanna Grymek had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Goodman added 11 points for Oregon State.

Aliyah Mazyck scored 25 points with five 3-pointers for USC (15-11, 5-10). Kayla Overbeck added 14 points and Asiah Jones had 10. The Trojans scored the first 16 points of the game, but Oregon State recovered by halftime to trail 27-26.


Loyola Marymount at Pacific 12:30 p.m.

Portland at Pepperdine 5 p.m.

Long Beach State at UC Riverside 5 p.m.

Cal State Fullerton at UC Santa Barbara 7 p.m.

UC Davis at Cal State Northridge 7 p.m.


Cal Baptist at Cal State Bakersfield 7 p.m.

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