The victory against Oregon was secure when UCLA wing Cedric Bozeman went to the free-throw line Sunday afternoon with 40 seconds to play, the Bruins ahead by 15.
But it was still a memorable moment for Bozeman, "bittersweet," as he put it.
Even as he made the two free throws to make the final score 70-53, he was aware that they were the final two points he would score at Pauley Pavilion, where UCLA closed its home season Sunday.
"It was tough to go up there," said Bozeman, a fifth-year senior. "I had mixed emotions."
UCLA honored its four seniors -- centers Ryan Hollins and Michael Fey and guard Janou Rubin along with Bozeman -- by bringing them out on the court with their families before the opening tipoff and then starting all of them.
Coach Ben Howland waited until 2:40 had elapsed before replacing Rubin and Fey with regular starters Arron Afflalo and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.