UCLA Live Game Blog

3:17- Huskies win 86-75, now in SOLE POSSESSION of first place in the Pac-10.

3:14- Dentmon hits both free throws, next possession Isaiah forces turnover on Jrue Holiday. Isaiah converts a layup on the other end of a dish by Dentmon. 85-70 Huskies and I can finally relax and accept there is going to be a victory.

3:12- Jerime Anderson hits a runner after a terrible call by the officials when the ball hit of Collison’s foot. Isaiah hits both free throws on the other end.

3:08- Roll misses a free throw and Brockman grabs a monster free throw. Dentmon draws the foul and hits both free throws. 79-66 Washington with 1:36 to go.

3:07- Dentmon with a runner, force a turnover on Collison, Thomas draws a foul. 77-68 Washington.

3:01- Dentmon steals the ball from Collison and ends up hitting a nice runner to put the Huskies up by six.

2:59- Romar takes a timeout with 4:47 to go. Huskies are up 70-66 and a basket here could be pivotal.

2:53- 67-66 Washington, 6:07 left to play in the game.

2:44- Isaiah with another three after a Pondexter turnaround jumper. 63-58.

2:41- Thomas hits another three, matched by a Dragovic three. Then steal by UCLA for a Dragovic dunk, tie game at 58.

2:35- UCLA takes a timeout after Isaiah hits a three pointer. 55-53 Washington. Isaiah now has 12 for the game. Dentmon picked up his fourth so we wont see him for awhile.

2:33- Thomas hits 1-2 free throws, another tie game at 52.

2:30- Technical foul on Aboya, good opportunity for the Huskies. Dentmon hits both free throws, 52-51 UCLA.

2:29: Shipp hits two straight threes, 52-49 UCLA. Shipp has 20, going off today.

2:27- Brockman to the line for another And-1 opprotunity off a nice read by Holiday, already the 6th team foul on UCLA. Brockman hits the free throw, 49-46 Washington.

Halftime- Brockman leads the Huskies with 9, Shipp for UCLA with 12. Nice stat to see Washington is 11-12 at the charity stripe while UCLA is 3-6. Continuing to get to the line could be a big stat. As of halftime UCLA is out rebounding the Huskies; Washington of course leads the nation is rebound differential.

1:57- Holiday hits a three with two seconds left to bring the Huskies to within one, trail UCLA 39-38. Isaiah appeared to give up a wide open three to dish it to a wide open Holiday in the corner.

1:51- Overton converts awesome And-1 opportunity, 32-29 Huskies

1:49- Brockman hits both, 29-28 Huskies. Followed up by a terrible reach in call that gives Overton a foul. Drew Gordon to the line and hits one of two, 29-29 game now.

1:48- Huskies force a shot clock violation, another shot at taking the lead. Throw down to Brockman, going to the line to possibly take the lead for the first time in the game.

1:45- Another break, Huskies can’t convert on some opportunities to take the lead, trail by one at 28-27. Isaiah somehow sandwiched his way through the key and suddenly found himself with a wide open opportunity. But appeared he had no idea he would be able to be in that situation and threw a contested shot up despite the fact no one was there to contest it.

1:37- Break in the action, Shipp leads the Bruins with 12 points on 4-5 shooting. Brockman rebounding nicely from USC game with 7 points on 3-3 shooting.24-21 UCLA.

1:33- Nice pass from Holiday to Brockman who matches Shipp by converting And-1 conversion. 22-19 UCLA.

1:30- Overton with a nice little running tear drop. His play today could end up being the difference with much pressure on Isaiah and Thomas facing a lot of pressure. 19-16 UCLA.

1:25- Holiday coming in now, but Venoy came up a little lame after an assist he drove down low. With Dentmon with two fouls it is crucial he stays in. Shipp has nailed two threes in the meantime. 17-12 UCLA.

1:21- All of a sudden a quick change of momentum as Brockman destroys Drew Gordon on the baseline for another lay in, another forced turnover, and Venoy leads a fast break and finishes with a finger roll. Now 9-7 UCLA

1:19- Brockman puts in first Husky field goal with a slick up-an-under. Immediately after Washington forces a turnover.

1:16- Huskies are looking frantic out there right now. Score is now 9-1 and Washington is still without a field goal. Could be time to put Holiday in right now to keep some pressure on the guards of UCLA, one of which is his younger brother Jrue.

1:13- Gant puts the first point on the board for the Huskies, misses second. 7-1 UCLA

1:11- Dentmon picks up a quick second foul, not good at all for the Huskies

1:09- UCLA first to score, Aboya posted up Brockman pretty well. When Aboy plays well, UCLA is an incredibly dangerous team.

1:06- Starters the same for the Dawgs, Dragovic is in the starting lineup for the Bruins. His performance could be crucial seeing as how he kept the Bruins from losing to the Cougars on Thursday.

1:03- Waiting for the game to start, here’s a preview from the Baltimore Sun in the meantime. Shows how the national press is beginning to take notice of the Huskies and of how big this game is.

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