The Huskies were very happy, and apparently convinced that the Bruins didn't just mail it in.
However, a few UCLA players thought they didn't bring best effort, although I didn't hear anyone admit that was because they had already clinched the Pac-10 regular season title.
Star of the game: UW freshman center Spencer Hawes scored 13 points, grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and blocked five shots. His previous high was 12 rebounds (twice, vs. LSU and Pittsburgh). Those five blocks are his most in Pacific-10 Conference play, exceeded only by his six blocks against Sacramento State.
Key stats: Washington held UCLA to 31.7 percent shooting, the lowest by a UW opponent this season. The Huskies also out-rebounded the Bruins, 44-29.
Key runs: The Huskies jumped ahead 9-0 in the first six minutes and never gave up the lead. When UCLA closed to within one in the final minutes, a Hawes tip-in and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch closed out the Bruins.
Observations: Washington won its final home regular season game for the 11th straight season. … UW has won 11 of its past 13 home games against ranked opponents. … UCLA's 20 halftime points was its low of the season and also the lowest by a UW opponent. … UW coach Lorenzo Romar gave Senior Day starts to Hans Gasser and Brandon Burmeister. The seniors ended their careers with a 49-4 home record. … UCLA forward Alfred Aboya missed the game with swelling from a knee injury suffered Thursday at Washington State. An MRI indicates no serious damage.
Quotable: "They out-physicaled us. They outplayed us in every aspect of the game. It's embarrassing. I don't know what we were resting on. I don't know if it's because we won the Pac-10 championship. I don't know what it was, but it's no excuse to come out on national television and not compete for 40 minutes." – UCLA guard Arron Afflalo.
Next: 8:42 p.m. Wednesday, vs. Arizona State, first round of Pac-10 tournament, Staples Center, Los Angeles.