Jalil Abdul-Bassitt scored the game’s last seven points to give Oregon an 82-78 overtime victory over UC Santa Barbara on Monday night.
Abdul-Bassitt finished with 20 points for the Ducks (9-3), who won their fourth straight. Joseph Young led Oregon with 25 points and Dillon Brooks added 12.
Abdul-Bassitt tied the score at 78 with a 3-pointer with 2:18 left in overtime and put Oregon ahead with a jumper 50 seconds later. He added two free throws with 7.8 seconds left for the final points of the game.
Alan Williams led the Gauchos (5-6) with 26 points and 12 rebounds for his 40th career double-double. Michael Bryson added 21 points and John Green had 18 for UCSB, which scored the first eight points of the second half to erase a 36-30 deficit at the start of a 28-10 run.
UC Santa Barbara freshman Ami Lakoju, who collapsed during practice on Sunday evening, is alert and resting comfortably in a Springfield, Ore., hospital, said head coach Bob Williams. The Gauchos were preparing for Monday night’s game at the University of Oregon.
Lakoju, a 6-foot-8, 280 pound forward from Harlem, fell to the floor at Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena near the end of UCSB’s practice on Sunday. After he was initially tended-to by Athletic Trainer Katie Susskind, Lakoju was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Ore., where he remains for observation and tests.
“Ami is resting comfortably,” Williams said. “He’s alert and as outgoing and talkative as ever. He is also receiving outstanding medical care and we are confident the medical staff will find the cause of his collapse.”
Lakoju, who has played 27 minutes in three games this season, will be sidelined indefinitely.
(UCSB Sports Information contributed to this article).