UCLA 62, Washington 61
And here's a quick look back:
Star of the game: UCLA former walk-on guard Mustafa Abdul-Hamid hit a buzzer-beater to give the Bruins the final lead in a game in which the lead changed 16 times, including three times in the final 7.6 seconds.
“What a great win,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “I’m so happy for our team. I’ve never been happier for a player since I’ve been coaching than I am for Mustafa. He’s spent countless hours by himself working on his shot.”
Key stats: Washington was held to 20 points in the second half. After the Huskies hit 6-of-12 3-pointers in the first half, they hit just one of seven in the second.
Key run: In the middle of the second half, the Bruins went on an 8-0 run, going from three points down to five points up.
Quotable: Lorenzo Romar: “You lose a game like that, that’s tough. We’ll regroup. We’ll rally up. But 10 minutes after the game ended? That’s tough.”
Venoy Overton, on the final sequence: “We scored, they pushed. They put the shot up. … The shot went up and he made it. It’s not over until the final buzzer. They won the game.”
What fans will be talking about: UW is still winless on the road. And they're under .500 in league play again: 3-4.
Next: The Huskies practice at midday Friday at USC's Galen Center. They'll return at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to face the Trojans, who lost tonight to Washington State.