Thursday , Mar , 23 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Farmar’s late heroics lead Bruins into Elite Eight

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Jordan Farmar netted 15 points and came up
with a huge steal to set up Luc Mbah a Moute for the game-winning layup with
9.8 seconds remaining in regulation, as UCLA bested Gonzaga in a thrilling
73-71 comeback victory in the Oakland Regional semifinals of the NCAA
Tournament.

Arron Afflalo also tallied 15 points for the second-seeded Bruins (30-7), who
overcame a 17-point deficit to win their ninth consecutive game. Mbah a Moute
chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Ryan Hollins had 12 points in
the win.

Adam Morrison had a game-high 24 points for the third-seeded Bulldogs (30-4),
who lost for the first time in 21 games to end the nation’s longest winning
streak. J.P. Batista added 18 points and nine rebounds while Derek Raivio had
12 points in the losing effort.

GONZAGA UCLA