UCLA surpassed a nine-point deficit at the last minute on Thursday night to beat Oregon in overtime, 87-84.
According to the ESPN Stats & Information Survey, it was linked to the sixth largest finals in the Division I History. Texas A & M’s 12-point comeback to beat Northern Iowa in the 2016 NCAA tournament is still the biggest deficit to be overcome by less than a minute.
The visiting Bruins had a chance to win the game in regulation, after Oregon fouled Jaylen Hands in the last seconds to protect the three-point lead. The hands made the first free throw and missed the other intentionally, but UCLA’s Chris Smith picked up the loose ball and put it in to tie the game while they were dirty. He missed the potential winning free throw.
The other led with as many as 1
7 points in the last seven minutes and also had a 13-point lead with 2 minutes, 30 seconds left. A 2: 21 Prince Ali 3-pointer remained on a 21-8 run to tie the game.
Oregon did just four of its last 21 attempts from the field.
UCLA is now 3-0 then shot head coach Steve Alford and promotion assistant coach Murry Bartow as interim replacement; Bruins are 10-6 overall and 3-0 in Pac-12. Oregon, the president Pac-12 favorite, dropped to 0-2 in the league and 9-6 total after Thursday’s loss.