LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Andrews hit the go-ahead free throws with three seconds remaining, and Washington held off a furious rally by UCLA’s Bryce Alford over the final 5½ minutes to win 86-84 Thursday night and remain tied atop the Pac-12 standings.
Noah Dickerson led six Huskies in double figures with 15 points. Andrews added 12 points and Marquese Chriss also had 12 before fouling out.READ MORE: Andrew Marnell Of Beverly Grove Pleads Guilty To Taking Out $9 Million In COVID Relief Loans For Gambling Trips To Vegas, Luxury Purchases
Alford scored 17 of his game-high 28 points in the final 5½ minutes, rallying UCLA from an 18-point, second-half deficit to an 82-79 lead. After the Huskies went up 84-82, Alford hit a jumper for another tie at 84-all.
But Tony Parker fouled Andrews, who made both. Isaac Hamilton’s jumper bounced off the rim as time expired.
Hamilton added 17 points and Parker had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bruins (12-9, 3-5 Pac-12), who lost their second straight.
The Huskies (14-6, 6-2) remained tied with No. 23 Oregon atop the league standings after the Ducks beat 18th-ranked Arizona.
The Bruins trailed by 19 in the first, when they shot 33 percent.
The Huskies shot 51 percent in the first half when they led 51-33 at the break. They hit six 3-pointers, using the long-range baskets to go on runs of 10-0 and 8-0 en route to their largest lead of 19 points.READ MORE: Chey Smart Of Costa Mesa Arrested After Drone Carrying Drugs Lands At Theo Lacy Jail In Orange
Parker’s early struggles epitomized the Bruins’ problems in the first half. He missed his first four shots and made just 1 of 6 free throws. Big man Thomas Welsh was ineffective, too. He had just two points and three rebounds in the half.
Washington: The Huskies completed a sweep of the Bruins, having won 96-93 in double OT earlier this month. Andrews scored 35 points in that game.
UCLA: Parker went over 1,000 points scored in his four-year career. … L.A. Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, who graduated from high school in Seattle, attended. … Former Bruins coach Steve Lavin, who endured some humiliating losses at Pauley Pavilion, was a TV analyst for the game.
Washington: Visits Southern California on Saturday.
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