UCLA adopted up a clutch defensive play within the ultimate seconds in opposition to Stanford on Saturday with a cringeworthy game-ending defensive lapse because the shorthanded Cardinal handed the No. 24 Bruins a 73-72 additional time defeat in dramatic vogue. Oscar Da Silva, the Pac-12’s main scorer, inexplicably broke extensive open down the lane on an out-of-bounds play with 0.8 seconds left and scored a layup on the ultimate buzzer for Stanford (9-5, 5-3 Pac-12).
The loss was UCLA’s first league defeat of the season, and got here after the Bruins (12-3, 8-1) took a 72-71 lead with 5 seconds left within the additional time interval on a Tyger Campbell and-1 layup. Stanford freshman guard Michael O’Connell fouled Campbell on the shot try, and on the time it appeared as if O’Connell’s foul is perhaps a deadly defensive error.
Stanford had no timeouts left after Campbell transformed the 3-point play, forcing Jaiden Delaire to hurriedly hoist a possible game-winning floater for the Cardinal that UCLA’s Jalen Hill swatted out of bounds. For a second, it appeared as if Hill’s emphatic rejection can be the sport’s ultimate play.
But it surely turned out that 0.8 seconds remained on the clock, affording Stanford a ultimate probability to inbound the ball from below the basket the ball and get a shot up. By some means, Da Silva broke free and O’Connell redeemed himself with an ideal go to arrange the buzzer-beating shot.
Da Silva completed with 26 factors, and the Cardinal wanted each little bit of the senior ahead’s effort as they performed with out starters Ziaire Williams, Daejon Davis and Bryce Willis. With out these key gamers, Da Silva and O’Connell performed 41 minutes every. UCLA was led by 27 factors from Kentucky switch Johnny Juzang.