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Relive UCLA's last-minute, nine-point rally in stunning OT win over Oregon

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 1/11/2019 Scott Gleeson

a group of people standing on a basketball court: Oregon's Payton Pritchard, left, reacts as UCLA's Jules Bernard, center, and Jalen Hill, right, as they close the gap on the Ducks in the closing seconds of regulation of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan 10, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. © Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC Oregon's Payton Pritchard, left, reacts as UCLA's Jules Bernard, center, and Jalen Hill, right, as they close the gap on the Ducks in the closing seconds of regulation of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan 10, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. UCLA used the final minute of Thursday night's road contest against Oregon to pull off some March Madness-caliber theatrics. The Bruins stormed back from a nine-point deficit with 1:01 remaining to force overtime and eventually beat the Pac-12 rival Ducks, 87-84.  

The thrilling comeback tied for the sixth-largest final-minute comeback in Division I history, according to ESPN

Trailing by three with two seconds left, UCLA actually had a chance to win in regulation when the Bruins' Jaylen Hands missed his second free throw on purpose (after making the first), bouncing it perfectly off the rim to teammate Chris Smith, who corralled the rebound and scored on a put-back to tie the game at 80.

Smith was also fouled on the play, which put him at the foul line with one second left. He missed the game-winning free throw, but by that time UCLA had stolen the game's momentum and silenced a once-rowdy Matthew Knight Arena crowd. 

The Ducks led by as many as 17 points in the final seven minutes and also had a 13-point lead with 2½ minutes remaining. The Bruins used a 21-8 run to close out the game. Prince Ali, who drilled a crucial three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation, led all scorers with 22 points in the victory. 

UCLA (10-6 overall) is now 3-0 (all in Pac-12 play) since firing head coach Steve Alford and promoting assistant Murry Bartow as the interim head coach.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Relive UCLA's last-minute, nine-point rally in stunning OT win over Oregon

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