The Oregon State Beavers (12-8, 4-4 Pac-12) will host the UCLA Bruins (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12) at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at Gill Coliseum in Oregon. This will be the 125th meeting between the Beavers and Bruins. UCLA holds an 89-35 all time advantage in the series, including a 37-26 edge in games played in Oregon.
The Bruins won the last game in the series 74-64 at home. The Beavers won at Gill Coliseum two years ago, 87-84. That victory snapped a 13-game losing streak by Oregon State against UCLA.
Oregon State is coming off a 76-75 victory over the USC Trojans in overtime on Thursday night. Roberto Nelson scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed a career-high tying eight rebounds. USC guard Pe’Shon Howard had a chance to send the game to double overtime from the free throw line with just .09 seconds left to play. Howard nailed the first shot, but missed the second one.
If Oregon State defeats the Bruins it would be the first time Oregon State is above .500 through nine Pac-12 games since 1999. It would also mark the first time Oregon State swept USC and UCLA in back-to-back visits to Corvallis since 1989-90 and the first time Oregon State defeated UCLA in back-to-back visits to Corvallis since 2004-05.
In UCLA’s last game, they edged Oregon on the road, 70-68 on Thursday evening. Jordan Adams scored 19 points and Norman Powell tallied 14 of his 17 points in the second half. Travis Wear hit the game-winning shot, scoring on a eight-foot jump shot with 5.3 seconds to play in regulation.
UCLA has won five of its last six games and is in sole possession of second place in the Pac-12 standings. The Bruins are in the midst of a seven-game stretch that includes five road games. UCLA has gone 2-2 in road games this season. Since the start of the 2005-06 season, the Bruins have gone 14-1 against Oregon State.