Williams leads Huskies over Bruins
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Jamaal Williams led a balanced Washington
attack with 14 points to lead the 13th-ranked Huskies over No. 11 UCLA, 69-65,
in Pac-10 action at Pauley Pavilion.
Jon Brockman added 12 for Washington (14-2, 3-2 Pac-10), which won their
second consecutive game. Bobby Jones and Brandon Roy also reached double
figures for the Huskies, with 11 and 10 points respectively. Jones also had a
game-high 12 rebounds.
Michael Roll had 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting to lead the Bruins (14-3, 4-2),
who lost for the first time in four games. Arron Afflalo added 16 points while
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 13 and 11 boards for UCLA.
Down by 12 at intermission, Washington came to play in the second half.
The Huskies nearly erased the entire deficit in the first 10 minutes of the
final frame. A vicious throw-down by Joel Smith with just over 11 minutes left
brought the Huskies to within two at 52-50.
The two teams continued trading baskets but Washington finally broke through
when Williams got loose underneath for an easy lay-in. The basket gave the
Huskies a 61-60 edge with just 3:08 left.
Ryan Appleby followed that with a long trey to give Washington a four-point
advantage, 64-60, with 2:45 remaining.
Darren Collison finally stopped the bleeding with a layup at 2:35 to make it a
one possession game, 64-62.
The score remained that way until Afflalo missed a three off the front rim and
Jones hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to four, 66-62, with 19
Michael Fey buried a three with 14.8 remaining to draw UCLA to within one,
Jones was again fouled and made 1-of-2 from the stripe to make it 67-65.
After an offensive foul, Mike Jensen got behind the defense for an easy slam
to seal things.
The Bruins used a big edge from long distance en route to taking a 40-28
halftime lead. UCLA was 7-of-12 from beyond-the-arc while Washington was just
Roll paced the Bruins with 14 at intermission while Roy had seven for the
UCLA is now 9-2 at home…Washington is 1-1 on the road…UCLA leads the all-
time series 87-32…UCLA was 10-of-23 from long range while Washington was