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UCLA basketball: Ducks chase down Bruins for 75-68 victory

January 21, 2012 |  3:23 pm

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UCLA continued down the slippery slope in Oregon, blowing a 15-point lead in the first half during a 75-68 loss to the Ducks on Saturday.

The Bruins led, 37-24, at halftime, but Oregon scored the first nine points of the second half and methodically wore down UCLA.

E.J. Singler scored a career-high 26 points, with 23 in the second half. His rebound and layup with 7 minutes 46 seconds left gave the Ducks a 52-50 lead. They never trailed again.

UCLA falls to 10-9 overall and 3-4 in Pac-12 Conference play. Oregon is 15-5 and 6-2.

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-- Chris Foster reporting from Eugene, Ore.

Photo: UCLA center Joshua Smith battles Oregon's Olu Ashaolu (5) and Devoe Joseph for possession of the ball in the first half Saturday afternoon. Credit: Rick Bowmer / Associated Press

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