Terrence Ross' Hot Second Half Leads Washington Past UCLA

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Terrence Ross' Hot Second Half Leads Washington Past UCLA

When he's hot, he's hot.

Terrence Ross scored ten points in the game's final five minutes to help the Washington Huskies beat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 in Thursday's night game at Alaska Airlines Arena.

The sophomore shooting guard scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half. Down 65-55 with 6:02 left in the game, the Huskies (15-7, 8-2 Pac-12) went on a 13-0 run capped off by a Darnell Gant dunk.

Ross' three-pointer at the 1:24 mark gave Washington a 71-67 lead. However, UCLA's (12-10, 5-5) Josh Smith answered on the other end with a layup of s own. The Bruins ended up with the ball with 30 seconds left, but Norman Powell missed a baseline jumper with two seconds left that gave Washington its tenth Pac-12 victory.

UCLA's Josh Smith could not be contained by the Huskies' defense. The Washington-native scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his team's losing effort.

The Huskies' leading scorer, Tony Wroten, was not on the court during the team's second-half comeback. Wroten finished the game with 13 points and five of the team's 16 turnovers.

Washington will host USC this Saturday at 8 p.m.

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VIDEO: Electric Guitar Solo National Anthem Impresses Washington Crowd

There was some unusual buzz about Thursday night's pre-game national anthem performance before the Washington-UCLA basketball game. An 11-year old boy named Caspian Coberly played the National Anthem on his electric guitar before Thursday's tipoff at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Coberly is no stranger to the spotlight as he performed the National Anthem earlier at the Key Arena before Gonzaga's game against Arizona in the "Battle in Seattle." You can see Coberly's official Facebook page here.

Here is some of the Twitter reaction:

Absolutely fabulous electric guitar solo from 11-year-old boy for tonight's national anthem. Even the refs shook kid's hand (Via: @gbellseattle)

best anthem ever at a Husky hoop game ... 11 year old killed on an electric guitar. (Via: @RyanDivish)

Ryan Divish, the Tacoma News Tribune's Husky beat reporter, provided video of the Coberly's performance:

IMG 0155 (via rdivish1)

For all news and information regarding the Washington Huskies, please visit UW Dawg Pound. For updates and perspective on the UCLA Bruins, head on over to Bruins Nation.

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