UCLA 62, Oregon St. 57

UCLA blew a 17-point second-half lead, then scored the game’s

final seven points to defeat Oregon State 62-57 on Thursday


Lazeric Jones and Reeves Nelson had 13 points each for the

Bruins (10-6, 2-2 Pac-10), which led 47-30 after Nelson’s basket

with 15:57 remaining.

Roberto Nelson had 13 points off the bench for Oregon State

(7-9, 2-3). His 3-pointer gave the Beavers their only lead, 57-55,

with 2:44 to play.

Joshua Smith tied the score with two free throws, and Jones hit

the go-ahead basket for UCLA with 39 seconds left.

Oregon State’s Calvin Haynes missed a close shot, and Smith

grabbed the rebound and was fouled. He made both free throws with

16 seconds left to put the Bruins ahead 61-57.

UCLA was 23 of 47 from the field; Oregon State 20 of 62. The

Bruins had a 41-34 rebounding edge.