Roy leads Huskies past Bruins
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Brandon Roy had 20 points and seven assists,
as the No. 21 Washington Huskies beat the 13th-ranked UCLA Bruins, 70-67, at
Bank of America Arena.
Justin Dentmon scored 16 points, and Bobby Jones and Jamaal Williams each
netted 10 for the Huskies (18-5, 7-5 Pac-10), who have defeated the Bruins in
three straight games for the first time since 1952. Jones also registered four
steals in the win, Washington’s second in a row.
Roy made 13-of-16 free throws.
“They are very physical. They came after us,” Washington head coach Lorenzo
Romar said of the Bruins. “I give our guys credit for going after them. It was
a street fight out there.”
Alfred Aboya contributed 15 points and eight boards and Jordan Farmar scored
13 points and dished out five assists for the Bruins (20-5, 10-3), who had a
five-game winning streak snapped.
After cutting the deficit to one on a number of occasions, UCLA took a 47-46
edge on Michael Roll’s layup with 9:50 left to play. The final ten minutes of
the game went back-and-forth as the teams traded buckets.
Aboya’s three-point play put the Bruins up 60-58 with 3:39 on the clock, but a
pair of Roy free throws, and jumpers from Williams and Jones put the Huskies
up 64-60 with just over two minutes left.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s layup cut the gap 66-64 with 33 ticks remaining,
but Washington hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to four.
Dentmon was called for a blocking foul on Farmar, who drained a pair at the
charity stripe with 20 seconds to play. Darren Collison stole the ball and was
fouled as he drove to the basket, but with a chance to tie the game the
freshman hit only 1-of-2 at the line to make the score 68-67.
Dentmon went to the line and gave Washington a 70-67 lead, but UCLA still had
a chance to tie the game. Farmar took the inbound pass and ran to the arc, but
his three-pointer was partially blocked and never made it to the hoop.
The Huskies went more than six minutes without a field goal in the first half,
but the Bruins could not capitalize, as Ryan Hollins’ layup was the only shot
from the floor they converted in that time span.
A pair of UCLA buckets in the final minute cut the lead 28-24 at the half.
Sloppy play plagued both teams in the opening frame, but Washington took
advantage and scored 16 points off 14 Bruins’ turnovers.
The Huskies shot 39.6 percent from the field, while UCLA connected on 42.3
percent of its shots, including 4-of-21 from long distance…The Bruins
outrebounded Washington, 34-26…Mbah a Moute scored 11 points…The Huskies
shot 28-of-34 at the charity stripe.