Bruins Beat Huskies In Pac-10 Opener

Jan 3, 2003

Box Score

By TIM KORTE
AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE - T.J. Cummings scored 16 points, Jason Kapono had 15 and Dijon Thompson returned from a one-game absence because of a swollen knee to score 14 as UCLA beat Washington 77-67 on Thursday night in an ugly Pac-10 opener.

Andre Patterson scored 12 points for UCLA (3-5), which snapped a three-game losing streak. The Bruins survived a season-high 29 turnovers by limiting Washington to 2-of-12 shooting from 3-point range and outrebounding the Huskies 44-30.

Curtis Allen led Washington (5-5) with 17 points while Doug Wrenn scored 14, but the Huskies couldn't match their strong outside shooting of late. They had hit 49 percent of their 3-pointers during a recent three-game winning streak.

The Bruins struggled against Washington's fullcourt press but finally took control in the second half.

UCLA led 47-45 with 14 minutes to play when Kapono and Thompson hit consecutive 3-pointers and Thompson scored twice in a 8-0 burst that made it 61-46 with 9:20 remaining.

The Huskies never quit, though, cutting the margin to 69-63 on Nate Robinson's 3-pointer from the left corner with 3:03 on the clock. But Thompson answered with a jumper and Cummings made two free throws to put the Bruins back up 73-63.

The coaching staffs included some familiar foes.

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar and UCLA's Steve Lavin were assistants on the UCLA team that Jim Harrick coached to the 1995 national title, and Huskies assistant Cameron Dollar played on that squad.

The Huskies were abysmal from the floor early. They missed 12 of their first 15 shots and hit 24 percent (8-of-33) through the opening 20 minutes but trailed only 37-29 at the break.

Romar went to a fullcourt press late in the half, and it helped Washington to an exciting 12-2 run over the final five minutes. The Huskies scored 11 in a row at one point, and the crowd got involved after Nate Robinson's steal led to a dunk by Bobby Jones.

Washington stayed with the press to begin the second half, producing a 10-2 burst that helped the Huskies tie it at 39.

UCLA, the only Pac-10 school with a losing nonconference record, was off to its worst start since opening 2-5 in 1984-85.


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Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
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
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
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at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
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
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
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TBA
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vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
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