UCLA defeats Oregon State

CORVALLIS — Darren Collison had a career-high 33 points and No. 8 UCLA easily defeated Oregon State 85-62 Saturday night for the Beavers' 10th straight loss.

Kevin Love, an Oregon native who drew some criticism for leaving his home state in favor of the Bruins, scored 16 points and had 21 rebounds, besting his own record for a UCLA freshman. Love's previous best was 18 set Thursday at Oregon.

Love has 11 double-doubles this season.

Freshman guard Lathen Wallace had a career-high 18 points for Oregon State (6-14, 0-8 Pacific-10 ), which trailed by as many as 25 points.

The Bruins (18-2, 6-1) were coming off an 80-75 victory over Oregon, where Love's father, Stan Love, played. Love scored 26 points and 18 rebounds in the game, during which he was mercilessly taunted by the fans.

The Beavers were coming off a 68-44 loss to USC on Thursday, their first game with interim coach Kevin Mouton in charge. Jay John was fired last Sunday with a record of 72-97 and a conference mark of 26-68.

UCLA led 25-14 after Collison's layup. But Oregon State kept up the pressure and outscored the Bruins 16-6 to close within 31-30.

After Love made one of two free throws, Seth Tarver hit a 3-pointer to put the Beavers ahead 33-32, and the crowd at Gill Coliseum took to its feet.

The Beavers could not hold the lead, and Collison made four straight free throws as UCLA went up 38-35, then led 43-39 at the half.

The Bruins began to pull away in the second half, opening with a 17-1 run capped by Collison's 3-pointer that made it 60-40. The Beavers shot just 22.2 percent from the floor in the second half, after making 48.5 percent from the floor in the first.

The Bruins saw the return of center Lorenzo Mata-Real, who missed the Thursday's game because of a concussion he suffered last weekend.

Forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who also suffered a concussion in the loss to the Trojans, did not return.

UCLA has won six straight against the Beavers. Their last meeting, last season in Los Angeles, ended with Bruins winning 82-35.

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