By GARY HOROVITZ
CORVALLIS, Ore. — No. 10 UCLA wasn’t the identical staff with out main scorer Charisma Osborne, and Oregon State took benefit of her absence.
Reagan Beers had 22 factors and 15 rebounds to steer the Beavers (9-5, 1-2 Pac-12) to a 77-72 victory on Sunday. It was Oregon State’s first win of the season towards a ranked opponent.
UCLA (13-2, 2-1 Pac-12) had its six-game successful streak snapped.
Osborne, a senior guard who’s averaging a team-high 18.0 factors and 6.1 rebounds, suffered a left shoulder damage early within the fourth quarter of Friday’s win over No. 17 Oregon. An early first-round choose on this yr’s WNBA draft, Osborne was on the UCLA bench Sunday together with her arm in a sling.
UCLA coach Corey Shut mentioned Osborne has shoulder bursitis and is not positive how lengthy he’ll be out, “however he is a reasonably fast healer and I am hoping it will not be too lengthy.”
“He is our main scorer, however I assumed we missed his protection extra,” Shut mentioned. “I believe he is probably the most elite quarterbacks within the nation. He guards many positions.”
After Londi Jones’ 3-pointer put the Bruins up 64-63 with 3:37 left, the Bears took over.
Beers, who scored 16 factors within the second half, made a left-handed layup with 1:55 left to offer Oregon State a 67-64 lead.
He then hit two free throws and blocked a UCLA shot to offer Oregon State a late-minute lead.
UCLA pulled inside three on Gina Conti’s 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds left, however Talia von Oelhofen sealed the win with two foul pictures.
“It means so much. UCLA is a very good staff,” mentioned Beers, who’s a freshman. “It was a very good staff win throughout. Folks play on the finish of the sport, which is what we would have liked.”
Von Oelhofen and Bendu Yeni every added 15 factors for Oregon State.
Kiki Rice led the Bruins with 20 factors, Conti had 19, and Jones completed with 17 factors.
Oregon State coach Scott Rueck mentioned Osborne’s absence did not change the Beavers’ method to the sport.
“He got here out early within the fourth quarter the opposite evening (at Oregon) and UCLA made a run,” Rook mentioned. “They’ve so many good gamers, particularly at guard, that although you possibly can’t utterly exchange the charisma of Osborne, we knew they’d be large.”
The Bruins missed their first 5 pictures and fell behind 10-0.
UCLA reduce the result in 5 factors early within the second quarter, however Oregon State took a 38-27 halftime lead behind Shalexus Aaron’s 14 first-half factors, together with 4 3-pointers.
“Credit score to Oregon State,” Shut mentioned. “They did an important job. They performed to their strengths and executed their sport plan extra constantly than we did ours.”
UCLA. The Bruins struggled offensively with out Osborne for a lot of the sport and shot simply 37.9%. UCLA performed its first sport of the season with out Osborne, and getting him again within the lineup might be key transferring ahead.
The Bruins’ solely loss this season was a nine-point setback on Nov. 29 at No. 1 South Carolina, the defending nationwide champion.
Oregon State. The Beavers began quick and led nearly the whole sport. It was an enormous win for Oregon State, which was 0-3 towards ranked opponents coming into the sport, together with a 32-point loss to No. 9 LSU on Dec. 18 within the Maui Traditional.
Senior guard Bendu Yeni scored 15 factors towards UCLA, scoring 1,000 profession factors. Yeni, a switch from Arizona, performed on the Wildcats’ 2020-2021 staff, which misplaced to Stanford within the NCAA championship sport.
UCLA will play at USC on Jan. 8