UCLA used the final minute of Thursday night’s road contest against Oregon to pull off some March Madness-caliber theatrics. The Bruins stormed back from a nine-point deficit with 1:01 remaining to force overtime and eventually beat the Pac-12 rival Ducks, 87-84. 

The thrilling comeback tied for the sixth-largest final-minute comeback in Division I history, according to ESPN

Trailing through 3 with two seconds left, UCLA in truth had an opportunity to win in legislation when the Bruins’ Jaylen Palms overlooked his 2d unfastened throw on objective (after making the primary), bouncing it completely off the rim to teammate Chris Smith, who corralled the rebound and scored on a put-back to tie the sport at 80.

Smith used to be additionally fouled at the play, which put him on the foul line with one 2d left. He overlooked the game-winning unfastened throw, however through that point UCLA had stolen the sport’s momentum and silenced a once-rowdy Matthew Knight Area crowd. 

The Geese led through as many as 17 issues within the ultimate seven mins and likewise had a 13-point lead with 2½ mins closing. The Bruins used a 21-Eight run to near out the sport. Prince Ali, who drilled a an important three-pointer with 3 seconds left in legislation, led all scorers with 22 issues within the victory. 

UCLA (10-6 general) is now Three-Zero (all in Percent-12 play) since firing head trainer Steve Alford and selling assistant Murry Bartow because the period in-between head trainer.