The University of Washington Huskies Pac-12 Tournament run came to an abrupt end with a 46-58 loss to the UCLA Bruins Thursday Night in Las Vegas. Quay Miller scored a game high 19 points and pulled down a team high seven rebounds in game that was close until midway in the fourth quarter. The Bruins Charisma Osbourne and Michaela Onyenwere chipped in 12 points apiece to pace the Bruins. Osborne pulled down a game high 10 rebounds to record the games only double-double.
Husky forward Haley Van Dyke sat out the second half due to a concussion suffered in the second quarter.
The Huskies were lethargic coming out of the gate and made 4-11 shots from the field for 36.3 shooting percentage. The miss firing from the field found the Huskies trailing 22-10 after the first quarter.
STRONG SECOND QUARTER
With the jitters behind them the Huskies started the second quarter with a 13-0 run and held the Bruins scoreless for the first 5:21 seconds of the second quarter. Washington threw multiple defensive formations at the Bruins forcing seven UCLA turnovers.
The Huskies cloak and dagger defense continued to rattle the Bruins thought the third quarter. UCAL made just 5-14 shots from the floor and the Huskies outscored the Bruins 14-12. The strong third quarter by the Huskies cut the Bruins lead to just three points.
DISASTROUS DOWN THE STRETCH
The fourth quarter started with a 42-39 UCLA lead. The teams traded buckets to start the fourth quarter. Back to back free throws by Onyenwere and a jumper by Lauryn Miller increased the Bruins lead to seven points with 5:06 left in the game. The Bruins turned the tables on the Huskies by showing multiple defenses that rattled Washington without its top scorer down the stretch. A ten to five run sealed the 46-58 win for the Bruins who dashed the Huskies hopes progressing to the Tournaments next round.