UCLA Falls To Washington In Pac-10 Tourney

March 11, 2004

Box Score

AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Will Conroy scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half when Washington rallied to beat UCLA 91-83 in the first round of the Pac-10 tournament Thursday night.

The second-seeded Huskies (18-10) have won 13 of their last 15 games, including an upset of then-No. 1 Stanford last Saturday that ended the Cardinal's 26-game winning streak.

Beating UCLA likely boosted Washington's hopes of making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1999. The Huskies will play either Arizona or Southern California in Friday night's semifinals.

Washington has turned around its season since starting Pac-10 play with an 0-5 record. The Huskies finished second in the conference for the first time since 1986. It was the first victory over UCLA in five tries for coach Lorenzo Romar, a former Bruin assistant.

The Bruins (11-17) were the only team to beat Washington twice this season. They nearly did it a third time, leading by eight points three times in the second half after being up 11 points in the first 20 minutes.

Instead, UCLA completed consecutive losing seasons for the first time in 62 years under first-year coach Ben Howland. The Bruins started 5-0 in conference play, then went 2-14 the rest of the way.

Brian Morrison, who missed most of the season because of hamstring and ankle injuries, led the Bruins with 23 points, including five 3-pointers. He scored their final eight points, and made a 3-pointer that got UCLA to 85-83 with 27 seconds left.

But then he fouled out, Dijon Thompson missed a 3-pointer and the Huskies put the game away on free throws. Trevor Ariza and T.J. Cummings, playing his final college game, added 12 points each.

Tre Simmons added 15 points and Brandon Roy and Nate Robinson added 12 points each for the Huskies, who finished ninth last season and didn't qualify for the Pac-10 tourney.

After the Bruins' last eight-point lead, Washington outscored them 13-5 to tie the game at 78 with 3:44 remaining. The Huskies made 7-of-9 free throws and hit three field goals in the spurt.

Morrison made two free throws for UCLA's last lead at 80-78. Conroy made two free throws and Simmons completed a three-point play for an 83-80 lead. Hakeem Rollins made two big blocks in the final 33 seconds that helped derail the Bruins.

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Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
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at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
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at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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