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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Oregon Stuns UCLA 68-66

The #16 Ducks held off the #1 Bruins today at Mac Court and man what a thrill ride it was.

Aaron Brooks (pictured) led all scorers with 25 points, including the game winner with 13 seconds left. Maarty Leunen had 18 points followed by Bryce Taylor with 11.

Oregon led by 10 at the half and held a comfortable lead for all of the second half until the last 3 minutes when UCLA closed the gap.

UCLA worked the ball around over the final seconds and instead of going toward the basket for a chance at tying it, Josh Shipp's 3-point attempt at the buzzer was short, setting off a wild celebration at McArthur Court.

This game had it all for the Ducks. Fantastic offensive plays followed by tenacious defense and the game wasn't as close as the final score would indicate.

Great job Ducks!

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