Washington Tops Injury-Riddled UCLA, 69-65
Jan. 14, 2006
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Jones pulled down a key rebound and made three free throws in the final seconds to give No. 13 Washington its first win at Pauley Pavilion in nearly 19 years, a 69-65 victory over No. 11 UCLA.
Jamaal Williams had 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting for Washington (14-2, 3-2 Pac-10), while Jon Brockman scored 12 points and Jones had 11.
The Huskies needed the balanced attack, as leading scorer Brandon Roy went 3-for-9 from the field and scored just 10 points after averaging 30 in Washington's four previous conference games.
Washington overcame a 12-point halftime deficit, shooting 64 percent in the second half to win its first game at Pauley Pavilion since Jan. 29, 1987. The Huskies have won all three of their road games this season.
The Huskies led 64-62 with 21 seconds to play when Washington's Mike Jensen missed the front end of a 1-and-1. Jones scrambled past several Bruins for the rebound, was fouled, and made both free throws.
Arron Afflalo answered with a 3-pointer for UCLA (14-3, 4-2) to make it a one-point game, but Jones made one of two free throws at the other end to put Washington up 67-65 with 11 seconds left.
UCLA had a chance to tie, but Luc Richard Mbah a Moute was called for traveling as he approached the basket. Brockman dunked at the buzzer for the final margin.
Michael Roll led UCLA with 17 points - 14 in the first half - and Afflalo scored 16. Mbah A Moute added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The already injury-riddled Bruins lost forward Alfred Aboya when he sprained his ankle with 7:11 to play in the first half.
Washington opened the second half with a 20-10 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Jones that pulled the Huskies within 50-48.
Williams' layup with 3:08 to play put the Huskies up 61-60, their first lead since 4 minutes into the game. Ryan Appleby followed that with a 3-pointer to put Washington up 64-60.
UCLA had managed to win 11 of 12 games coming into Saturday despite a seemingly endless string of injuries. The Bruins learned Friday that starting center Lorenzo Mata, already playing with a broken nose, is expected miss at least six weeks after injuring his right knee Thursday night against Washington State.
That sent UCLA to its fourth option at center to start Saturday's game, 6-foot-8 freshman Ryan Wright, though senior center Ryan Hollins played 17 minutes as he returned after missing six games with a strained groin.
Sophomore forward Josh Shipp found out Tuesday that he will miss the rest of the season because of continuing pain in his right hip.
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