No. 11 UCLA defeats UW Huskies 74-49 for 10th straight win
SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Adem Bona scored a career-high 18 points, Jamie Jaquez Jr. added another 17, and No. 11 UCLA defeated the UW Huskies 74-49 on Sunday night.
UCLA 74, UW Huskies 49: Box score
It was the Bruins’ 10th straight victory to close out their Pacific Northwest road trip.
David Singleton added 14 points for the Bruins (13-2, 4-0 Pac-12) and Tyger Campbell had 15 points and 11 assists.
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Washington (9-6, 1-3) has dropped its last three, two against ranked opponents. The Huskies were led by junior center Braxton Meah, notching a season high 20 points on 9 of 10 shooting.
Washington was held to 35% from the field (19-55) and 2 of 25 from 3-point range.
UCLA finished 45% from the field (29-64) and hit 9 of 23 3-point attempts. UCLA narrowly edged Washington in the rebound battle (36-34).
UCLA never trailed after a 12-0 run early in the first half gave them a 17-6 advantage. They held the Huskies 0-7 from the field during that spurt before Meah scored to cut the deficit to 17-8 with 11:30 remaining in the half.
Washington hit its first 3-pointer from Koren Johnson with 5:09 left in the first half after starting 0-10 from beyond the arc.
The Huskies trailed by five in the final minutes of the first before a pair of 3s from Singleton and Campbell gave the Bruins a 36-27 advantage at halftime.
UCLA: Freshman guard Amari Bailey missed his second straight game because of a sore foot. Singleton stepped in to make his second start of the season on the road trip, scoring in double figures and hitting all four free throws.
UW Huskies: Washington faces another tough challenge on the road with No. 5 Arizona on Thursday. It’s the Huskies’ fourth ranked opponent in their last seven games.
UCLA: The Bruins return home and host Southern Cal on Thursday.
UW Huskies: Washington travels to No. 5 Arizona on Thursday.