Hoops Report

LOS ANGELES - T.J. Cummings had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the UCLA Bruins dropped Washington 80-75 last night to end a six game skid. The Huskies (10-9, 5-6 Pac-10) had their longest winning streak since 1999 snapped at five games.

The Huskies have now lost 18 straight at Pauley Pavilion, not having won there since 1987.

The Huskies made two late second half runs, the final one coming with 2:52 remaining in the game. Washington was down 11 as the Huskies surged back. When UCLA's Cedric Bozeman turned the ball over and Trevor Ariza fouled Brandon Roy with 38 seconds left. Roy made both free throws to get the Huskies to 76-75.

Dijon Thompson was fouled with 30 seconds left. He made both for a 78-75 lead.

After a timeout, Mike Jensen's 3-point attempt was a foot long airball with 18 seconds left, and the Huskies fouled Bozeman. He hit both to provide the Bruins with the final margin of victory.

Brandon Roy scored a career-high 30 points for the Huskies, as he was the only Dawg in double figures. Nate Robinson was held to nine points.

UCLA (10-9, 6-5) got an important boost from reserves Ryan Walcott and Janou Rubin during a 10-0 run that briefly broke the game open in the second half. Walcott finished with eight points and Rubin added seven.
SEATTLE - Senior guard Giuliana Mendiola scored 10 points during a crucial 13-2 UW run in the final four and half minutes to lead the Huskies to a 72-70 victory over USC.

Washington trailed by nine at 64-55 with just over 5 minutes remaining.

Andrea Lalum hit a jumper at the 4:28 mark to end a six-minute Husky drought. That was when Mendiola took over. She hit a driving layin, a 12-foot jumper, and then assisted on a Lalum three which tied the game at 67-67 with 1:56 left.

Mendiola then pulled the trigger on a long three to give the Huskies the lead. She hit another 12-footer with under a minute remaining to put the Dawgs up four at 72-68.

After closing to within two, the Trojans opted to let the Huskies run down the clock. A Gioconda Mendiola shot went errant, and the Trojans had one final shot, a 19-footer by guard Jessica Cheeks. It wouldn't go down and the Huskies had a win.

Mendiola's 29 points on Saturday moved her career total to 1,713, surpassing Leteia Hughley for fourth-place on the Huskies' career scoring list.

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