Shipp Comes In For UCLA In Oregon

Josh Shipp had started to become that guy who when teammates passed him the ball for an open three Bruins fans at home in front of their televisions screamed, "NOOOOOOO."

Sunday, they were saying "YES!" like they were Marv Albert.

Senior Shipp was 5 of 6 from three and dominated a key second half stretch on his way to 17 points, fellow senior Darren Collison added 22 points and No. 12 UCLA held off Oregon's second-half rally for an 83-74 victory on Sunday.

Sunday was a big turnaround for Shipp, who has been ice cold so far this season from three (8 of 37, 21%).

Shipp was not alone on the hot shooting early as seven different Bruins drained a three-pointer in the first half. The defense was again solid and UCLA was up 40-29 at the half.  

But teams at home do not give up. The Bruins lost most of their 40-29 halftime lead when the Ducks went on a 9-2 run early in the second half.A three-point play by Joevan Catron started Oregon's rally and was followed by layups from Matt Humphrey and Catron and a runner in the lane by Porter that cut UCLA's lead to 46-43 with 14:48 to play.

Collison and Shipp helped UCLA (12-2, 2-0) keep its lead. Collison went 3-for-6 from the field and 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in the second half.

But the Bruins scored the next five points on a layup by Collison and a 3 by Shipp to extend the lead to 51-43.

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