March 16, 2013, 9:45 pm
Carlos Emory hurt them from inside, Damyean Dotson hurt them from outside, and Jonathan Loyd hurt them from everywhere in between as the Ducks claim the Pac-12 tournament title with a victory over UCLA Saturday night in Las Vegas.
UCLA came out hot early, establishing a 14-6 lead eight minutes into the game, but the lead didn't last long once Oregon began shooting lights out from beyond the arc. Over the next two minutes, the Ducks would hit four three-pointers and reclaim a 18-16 lead.
The hot shooting continued, and Oregon stretched the lead to 41-32 at halftime.
In the second, the lead was maintained as Oregon could not put away UCLA, nor could the Bruins climb back into the game.
It was a true team effort for the Ducks, four players scored double-digits points, including Carlos Emory who lead the team with 20 points. While Emory attacked the Bruins inside, Dotson attacked from the perimeter, knocking down three three-pointers.
Loyd, who was relegated back to coming off the bench after Dominic Artis returned from his foot injury, had 19 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals. For his efforts, Loyd was voted Most Outstanding Player in the Pac-12 tournament.
For UCLA, all five starters scored double-digit points, but the lack of depth showed down the stretch for the Bruins, who were missing Jordan Adams, who suffered a broken foot last night against Arizona.
With the victory, Oregon won their first conference tournament since 2007.