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COL BKB: UCLA 94, Oregon 68

Los Angeles -- Josh Shipp had 28 points Saturday to lead 20th-ranked UCLA to a 94-68 win over Oregon that kept the Bruins in the Pac-10 regular-season race, if only briefly.

UCLA (24-7, 13-5 Pac-10) needed unranked Washington State to upset No. 13 Washington to earn a share of its fourth straight conference, but the Washington Huskies beat their in-state rival Cougars 67-60 Saturday to wrap up their first outright Pac-10 title.

Darren Collison had 19 points for UCLA, which closed out its regular season with four straight wins.

Drew Wiley had 18 points and LeKendric Longmire 15 for the Ducks (8-22, 2-16), who lost their final two games of the regular season and finished in last place in the conference.

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COL BKB: UCLA 72, California 68

Berkeley, Calif. -- Darren Collison had 22 points and No. 19 UCLA took sole possession of second place in the Pac-10 Saturday night with a 72-68 victory over California.

Josh Shipp, Nikola Dragovic and Alfred Aboya had 12 points apiece, while Aboya grabbed nine rebounds and Dragovic added seven boards for the Bruins (22-7, 11-5 Pac-10).

Jerome Randle finished with 20 points and eight assists, while Patrick Christopher had 16 points and Theo Robertson scored 14 for the Golden Bears (21-8, 10-6).

The Bruins went on a 13-0 second-half spree -- highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by Dragovic and a 3-point play by Collison -- to come back from a 53-49 disadvantage. Cal got within three points when Randle nailed a 3-pointer with 16.1 seconds left, but the Golden Bears could not score after that.

COL BKB: UCLA 76, Stanford 71

Stanford, Calif. -- Alfred Aboya made two free throws with 13 seconds to play Thursday that wrapped up No. 19 UCLA's tougher-than-expected 76-71 win over Stanford.

Stanford is in next-to-last place in the Pacific-10 Conference and has lost five of its last six, but the Cardinal carried the Bruins to the wire.

Aboya's two foul shots gave UCLA a four-point advantage and boosted the struggling Bruins to their second victory in five outings.

Josh Shipp led UCLA (21-7, 10-5 Pac-10) with 24 points, hitting 9-of-12 shots from the field. Aboya had 18.

Over the past two weekends, UCLA had fallen victim to Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State.

Stanford (15-11, 4-11) got 18 points off the bench from Anthony Goods.

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COL BKB: UCLA 85, Washington 76

Los Angeles -- Josh Shipp scored 20 points Thursday and No. 15 UCLA used a late 6-0 run to pull away for a crucial 85-76 victory over 19th-ranked Washington.

The Bruins owned only a two-point lead when they ran off the six consecutive points. That run ended with Darren Collison hitting two free throws that gave UCLA a 77-69 lead with 1:41 to play.

Washington's fate was sealed when, trailing by six, the Huskies' Jon Brockman missed two foul shots with 41 seconds remaining.

The result further tightened the Pacific-10 Conference race. Washington now holds a half game lead over UCLA, California and Arizona State.

Collison added 17 for the Bruins (20-6, 9-4 Pac-10). They hit eight 3-point shots and missed just three times in 18 trips to the line.