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No. 5 UCLA tops No. 9 Oregon, takes outright Pac-10 lead

LOS ANGELES -- Arron Afflalo scored 17 points and No. 5 UCLA shot 57 percent in beating ninth-ranked Oregon 69-57 on Thursday night to gain sole possession of first place in the Pac-10.

The Bruins (19-2, 8-2) has won 16 consecutive games at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA and the Ducks (19-3, 7-3) came in tied atop the conference standings.

The victory avenged UCLA's 68-66 loss at Oregon -- its first of the season -- on Jan. 6 that knocked the Bruins out of the nation's No. 1 ranking. Aaron Brooks hit the game-winning jumper with 13 seconds left.

Bryce Taylor scored 17 points to lead Oregon, off to its best record in 80 years. The Ducks' five starters came in averaging double figures, but Brooks was the only other player to do so with 14.

Darren Collison added 12 points and Josh Shipp 11 for the Bruins, who were coming off a 75-68 loss at Stanford in which they blew a 17-point lead.

In all three of their losses, the Ducks have allowed opponents to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor.