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Oregon St. has won 3 of 3 against the LA schools this season; Eric Moreland will lead the Beavers in search of the elusive LA Sweep this evening.
Oregon St. has won 3 of 3 against the LA schools this season; Eric Moreland will lead the Beavers in search of the elusive LA Sweep this evening.
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Oregon St. (15-12, 7-8) at UCLA (21-7, 10-5) / Pauley Pavillion / 6 PM PST / Fox Sports 1 / KEJO 1240 AM / KEX 1190 AM

Game Notes / UCLA Game Notes

Oregon St. concludes their LA road trip, the last one of the regular season tonight at Pauley Pavillion, otherwise known as the "House of Horrors", thanks to the Big Bad Bruins. The Beavers won in Pauley 82-76 in 1981, 72-63 in 1984, 54-49 in 1986, 65-64 in 1988, and 83-79 in 2003. And that's it.

Not that playing elsewhere has been all that helpful; UCLA leads the all-time series 89-36. But Oregon St. did win the last time the teams met, taking a 71-67 upset win at Gill on Super Bowl morning. The Bruins won last year's only meeting, 74-64 in LA, but the Beavers won the only 2012 meeting, 87-84 in Gill. But before taking 2 of the last 3, the Beavers had lost 11 in a row against the Bruins.

A win would produce the first sweep of LA for Oregon St. in 11 years, since that 2003 win, though. Having already swept USC this season, after holding off a Trojan rally for a 76-66 win Thursday night, the Beavers are in position for the very elusive LA Sweep of the season against both schools home and away.

Those Bruins will likely not be in a good mood, having lost Thursday night to Oregon 87-83 in double overtime. So they will want to settle a score with the state for that as well as with the Beavers for the loss last month.

UCLA will have both Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson back for the game, after both were suspended for the Duck game for the infamous unspecified violations of unspecified team rules. Adams is the Bruins leading scorer, and second leading rebounder. Anderson leads UCLA in rebounds and assists, and is their second leading scorer. That's better than 32 points, more than 14 boards, and over 7 assists per game removed from their lineup.

UCLA head coach Steve Alford's son Bryce, normally one of the first Bruins off the bench, picked up a lot of the slack, playing 49 of 50 minutes, scoring a game high 31 points.

It's also senior night in Westwood for the Wear twins, David and Travis. being the Bruins last home game of the season, as if UCLA needed any additional emotional motivation.


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