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Halftime: Oregon 41, UCLA 31

UCLA will have to come back if it hopes to send its seniors out on a good note.

The Bruins trail the Ducks, 41-31, at the half in the final game at Pauley Pavilion this season. Oregon has been lights out from the perimeter, knocking down seven 3-pointers.

Oregon guard Tajuan Porter has made four from beyond the arc and has tallied a game-high 16 points. He scored 11 the Ducks' first 13.

UCLA clearly misses Reeves Nelson inside. Oregon has nine offensive rebounds and holds a 21-11 rebounding edge. The Ducks have scored nine second-chance points.

Senior guard Michael Roll leads the Bruins with 14 on five for eight shooting. He needs just one more 3-pointer jump to fourth place on UCLA's all-time list. On the defensive end, fellow senior Nikola Dragovic has been overmatched in the paint, often giving way to Oregon's Jeremy Jacob, who has three offensive boards.

Notes: Freshman forward Brendan Lane (left ankle sprain) has played 10 minutes... Coach Ben Howland gave senior guard Mustafa Abdul-Hamid a nice going-away gift by putting him in the starting lineup. Abdul-Hamid answered the call by sinking his first shot attempt -- a 3-pointer. He also has two assists.