By Beth Harris

The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES — Oregon State had plenty of bad memories at Pauley Pavilion, having lost three in a row by an average of 21.7 points.

Especially irksome was last year’s 35-point loss to UCLA.

The 10th-ranked Beavers erased all that on Friday night, pulling away in the fourth quarter for an 83-73 victory.

“To put the memories of last year, which was not a fun experience, behind us was great,” Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said.

Destiny Slocum scored 22 points and Mikayla Pivec added 21 for the Beavers (3-0 Pac-12, 13-2 overall), who won their fifth in a row. They never trailed in the third and fourth quarters, but UCLA made it close.

The Bruins (2-2, 9-7) got within three points once in the third and twice in the fourth.

The Beavers shot 73 percent in the fourth, making 8 of 11 shots.

“Our execution was really, really good,” Slocum said. “There was a level defensively and offensively that we reached and see ourselves carrying throughout the season.”

Leading 61-58, Oregon State ran off nine straight points to extend its lead to 70-58. Aleah Goodman hit an open layup and Taya Corosdale had a basket and three free throws before Pivec scored to close out the spurt.

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