10 years after Aaron Brooks, Dillon Brooks creates own place in Oregon Ducks history with winner over UCLA

EUGENE — Dillon Brooks had no way of knowing that Wednesday night would end with him being tackled by Jordan Bell.

He didn’t anticipate he would then get a handshake from Bill Walton, or a giddy fist bump from the normally stoic Dana Altman or that he would need a security guard and a member of Oregon media relations to hold back at least 100 fans swarming around him as he was interviewed on “SportsCenter.”

Brooks didn’t know that he would hit a game-winning three-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to knock off No. 2 UCLA 89-87 in front of a sold-out Matthew Knight Arena, but he prepared for it anyway.

Just prior to the game, Brooks pulled out his phone and saw a Tweet with a video from a decade ago. The video was of another Brooks hitting a game-winner against UCLA.

He saw Aaron Brooks drive to the right side of McArthur Court, pull up with 13 seconds left and drive a dagger through the heart of then-No. 1 UCLA.

Nearly 10 years later, Dillon Brooks drove to the right side down one, pulled up and created his own moment in Oregon Ducks basketball history.

“Dillon likes those big moments,” said Altman, Oregon’s head coach. “Hit or miss, he’s willing to take the consequences.”

Brooks has attempted game-winners before, but few had

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