UCLA Women Oulast Washington State, 68-63

Feb. 6, 2005

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA women's basketball team outscored Washington State 10-5 in the final 3:20 to defeat the Cougars in a close contest, 68-63. The victory was UCLA's fourth in its last five games and improved the Bruins' record to 15-7, 9-4 in the Pac-10. Washington State dropped to 5-17, 1-12.

UCLA junior guard Nikki Blue led all players with 22 points and also added seven assists, six steals and five rebounds in 40 minutes of play. Junior guard Lisa Willis had her third double-double of the season, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds, six steals and four assists. Amanda Livingston joined them in double figures with 11 points.

Turnovers and poor shooting plagued a sluggish UCLA squad in the first half, particularly in the latter stages of the period. The Bruins held five five-point leads before the Cougars took a 25-24 lead at 3:54 on an Adriane Ferguson three-pointer. Jessica Perry's three-pointer at 1:28 gave Washington State its biggest lead, 33-27, at the tail-end of an 11-3 run. Washington State outrebounded UCLA in the half, 27-18.

UCLA came back quickly in the second half, outscoring the Cougars 11-2 over the first four and a half minutes to take a 40-37 lead, but the Bruins were unable to shake the Cougars. The two teams tied six times in the second half, thanks in large part to timely three-point shooting by Ariana Scales and Jessica Perry. Scales had three three-pointers and 13 of her 18 points in the half. A pair of Nikki Blue free throws at 3:40 allowed UCLA to take a four-point lead, 56-52, but again the Cougars brought it back to a tie. Lisa Willis' basket with 2:15 to play extended the lead to 62-58, and free throws from Livingston and Blue gave UCLA its biggest lead, eight points, at 66-58 with 26 seconds to play.

A Scales three-pointer kept the Cougars alive with 15 seconds left, but Willis made one of two free throws, and Lindsey Pluimer knocked away a pass to force a Cougar turnover. Blue made one free throw with 6.1 seconds left to ice the win.

Ferguson led the Cougars with 19 points and also had nine rebounds. Scales scored 18, and Perry 10. Kate Benz's 12 rebounds and Keisha Moore's 11 boards helped the Cougars win the battle on the boards, 50-38.

The Bruins take to the road next week to face Arizona on Feb. 10 and Arizona State on Feb. 12.

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vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 82 - 68
Sunday, Dec 13
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 86 - 77
Wednesday, Dec 16
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 48
Friday, Dec 18
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
W, 109 - 76
Monday, Dec 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 104 - 108 (2OT)
Monday, Dec 28
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
W, 70 - 56
Wednesday, Dec 30
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 78 - 73
Saturday, Jan 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 69
Monday, Jan 04
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 71 - 51
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at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 71
Friday, Jan 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 56 - 64
Sunday, Jan 17
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
W, 75 - 73
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vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 75 - 56
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 56 - 36
Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
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