Feb. 20, 2009
Washington's win over UCLA snapped its school-record 12 game losing streak. The last Husky win came back on Jan. 3 in its Pac-10 opener with Washington State (71-58). The victory also snapped the Huskies' school-record six-game home losing streak. The last win at home came in that same contest with the Cougars.
The win improved Washington's all-time record against UCLA to 27-21. UCLA had won the last four-straight meetings until tonight. The win also salvages a season split with the Bruins. UCLA won the earlier season meeting in Los Angeles, 74-66.
Washington's eight-point halftime lead (27-19) was its largest such lead since a nine-point halftime advantage versus Washington State (37-28) on Jan. 3. It also marked the second-straight game the Huskies have held a halftime lead as UW led by three (37-34) at the intermission at Oregon on Feb. 14.
Washington's largest overall lead of the game was a 14-point spread (41-27) at 11:50 in the second-half. UCLA chipped away to cut the advantage to just five (50-45) with 4:13 remaining in the game. The Huskies were held without a field goal for five minutes as UCLA went on a 10-3 run. UW responded with a 9-1 run to lead by 13 (59-46) with 52 seconds left.
The 49 points allowed by Washington was a season-low. The Huskies had previously held Boise State to 51 points back on Nov. 23.
The Huskies shot 40.8 percent from the field (20-for-49) while holding the Bruins to a 29.8 percent clip (17-for-57). But UCLA won the rebounding battle, 39-30.
Junior forward/center Laura McLellan tallied her 11th double-figure scoring game of the season with a team-high 16 points. It was her first double-digit game since a 12-point performance against Oregon State, Jan. 17.
Freshman guard Nicole Romeo scored a career-high six points on a career-best two three-pointers.
UCLA played without its leading scorer, sophomore guard Doreena Campbell (13.3), due injury. Campbell suffered an eye injury after taking a blow to the face during practice on Wednesday.