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What Had Happened Was: 12/29/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

After UCLA guard Bryce Alford missed a free throw with 8.9 seconds left in Wednesday night’s game, Oregon forward Dillon Brooks collected the rebound, hustled up the floor to the right wing and fired an off-balance trey with 0.8 ticks remaining, giving the No. 21 Ducks the upset win over the No. 2 Bruins.

Brooks had 23 points and nine rebounds in the conference opener for both Pac-12 teams.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

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TOP THREE TWEETS

1. THE EVER EFFECTIVE SUBTLE JAB

2. SCAMMING THE YEAR

3. PLOT TWIST

ICYMI

PICTURE PERFECT

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.