After struggling during conference play, Johnathan Loyd delivers in the Pac-12 Tournament and helps lead Oregon to a championship.
LAS VEGAS, Nev., -- The Oregon Ducks relied on a tenacious defense plus time shooting from Carlos Emery and solid leadership from Johnathan Loyd to win the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Tournament by defeating the UCLA Bruins 78-69.
The Oregon Ducks nearly overcame a disaster when junior point guard Johnathan Loyd left the court with 16.4 seconds left in the first half holding his wrist. Despite returning for the second half the game Ducks fell short 58-54 to the Cal Bears on Saturday.
Johnathan Loyd scored 24 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers to lead Oregon past UTEP 64-59 on Tuesday night.
Olu Ashaolu added 13 points for the Ducks (4-1), who won their fourth straight.
Michael Perez scored 18 for the Miners (1-4), who shot 50 percent but were just 6-for-16 from the free throw line. John Bohannon had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Loyd, a sophomore...
Johnathan Loyd and Olu Ashaolu both tallied double figures in scoring for the Ducks in Tuesday's 64-59 win over UTEP.