Washington upsets No. 2 UCLA
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Jon Brockman scored 20 points and grabbed 13
rebounds to lead Washington to a 61-51 upset of second-ranked UCLA at Bank of
Spencer Hawes had 13 points and pulled down 15 boards for the Huskies (18-12,
8-10 Pac-10), who were coming off a win over No. 23 Southern California. Ryan
Appleby also netted 13 points in the win.
Washington, which led the entire game, finished 41 percent shooting from the
Josh Shipp had 13 points with six rebounds for the Bruins (26-4, 15-3 Pac-10),
who had a five-game winning streak snapped. On Thursday, the Bruins defeated
No. 13 Washington State to capture its second straight Pac-10 title. Arron
Afflalo donated 12 points and Lorenzo Mata poured in 10 with nine boards in
Washington made a statement from the start by scoring the game’s first nine
UCLA then cut within one, 19-18 on Russell Westbrook’s layup with 7:31 left,
but the Bruins closed out the frame with a 12-2 run — capped by Quincy
Pondexter’s lay-in — for a 31-20 halftime advantage.
In the second, the Huskies continued to dominate and Appleby’s three-pointer
made it a 48-32 affair with 9:43 remaining.
UCLA, though, didn’t give in as Darren Collison’s trey ended a 19-4 burst to
close within one, 52-51, with 2:57 to play.
However, Hawes hit a layup on the ensuing possession and Washington went a
perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe to ice the game.
The Bruins shot just 31 percent from the floor in the game.
Washington dominated the glass, outrebounding UCLA 44-29…The Huskies
converted 3-of-8 (38 percent) from three point range, while the Bruins shot 7-
of-22 (32 percent) from beyond the arc.