Larry Drew II's Game-Winner Lifts UCLA Past Washington, 59-57

Feb. 7, 2013

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LOS ANGELES - Senior guard Larry Drew II made a game-winning jump shot at the buzzer to lift UCLA past Washington, 59-57, before 8,075 in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night in a Pac-12 contest.

Drew II's buzzer-beating shot helped UCLA (17-6, 7-3 Pac-12) snap a two-game skid and remain one game behind first-place Arizona in the Pac-12 standings.

Shabazz Muhammad scored a game-high 22 points as UCLA's only player to finish in double figures. Drew II had nine points, six assists and five steals in a team-high 36 minutes.

"I knew I had a chance to get to the basket or create a shot for myself or my teammates," Drew II said. "The defense dictated where I went. I found an opening, took the shot and it went in."

UCLA's win helped the Bruins remain in a three-way tie for second place in the crowded Pac-12 standings. Sporting a 7-3 conference mark, UCLA rests in second place with Oregon and Arizona State.

"That was a huge win for us over a veteran team," UCLA head coach Ben Howland said. "Washington is very tough to beat. They have been very good on the road in conference play, so far."

Washington (13-10, 5-5 Pac-12) and UCLA were tied, 28-28, at halftime. Neither team was able to maintain a formidable lead in the second half. The Bruins secured a six-point cushion (49-43) after Travis Wear made two free throws with 6:29 to play, before Washington clawed back.

The Huskies received a three-pointer from Abdul Gaddy at the 5:14 mark and a layup from C.J. Wilcox with 4:06 to play, reducing UCLA's margin to 49-48.

UCLA led 57-55 after Muhammad made the first of two free throw shots with 37 seconds left in regulation.

Wilcox's driving layup with 10 seconds remaining tied the game, 57-57.

Without interruption, Drew II pushed the ball the length of the court before hitting the game-winning jumper, igniting a raucous celebration for UCLA's team in front of the scorer's table.

Washington finished with four players scoring in double figures. Wilcox led the group with 15 points, while Gaddy finished with 13 points. Aziz N'Diaye had 11 points and a career-best 18 rebounds, while Shawn Kemp Jr. tallied 10 points.

UCLA's Norman Powell hit a buzzer-beating three-point basket at the end of the first half to tie the contest, 28-28.

The Bruins return to action against Washington State in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 9. Game time is 7 p.m. UCLA's home contest will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks.


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