Oregon Ducks WBB blown out of the water by UCLA Bruins

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Oregon Ducks WBB blown out of the water by UCLA Bruins originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

It's not exactly the way to start a weekend. 

As tournament play looms, the Oregon Ducks headed south for a weekend series in LA. And it didn't begin well. 

On Friday, the No. 13 Ducks got pummeled by the No. 8 UCLA Bruins. 

Jumping out to an 18-8 lead in the first quarter before head coach Kelly Graves tried to stop the bleeding with a timeout, this game was never close. 

UCLA commanded a 28-11 lead after one quarter and a 46-22 advantage at halftime. 

Sometimes, it's not your day. And for the Ducks-- Friday was that day. 

One positive from Friday's loss to the Bruins was the return of junior Taylor Chavez, who played for the first time since January 24th after being out due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Chavez led the Ducks with four assists while playing 17 minutes in her return.

Nyara Sabally led the Ducks with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, scoring in double figures for the fourth straight game. Te-Hina Paopao had 11 points while going 3-of-5 from three-point range. The Ducks shot just 35.7% from the field.

The Bruins had six players in double figures, led by Michaela Onyenwere with 17 points. Oregon will have to pick themselves up and get ready for Sunday's contest vs. USC. That game will tip-off at 12pm on Pac-12 Network.