The Washington Huskies lead the UCLA Bruins 35-34 at the end of the first half in Thursday's game at Alaska Airlines Arena. Despite the one-point lead, the Huskies have struggled to get in an offensive rhythm. The team only has three assists on 15 made field-goals. They also turned the ball over ten times, giving the Bruins more offensive opportunities.
Washington has shown an inability to defend UCLA's post players. UCLA has gotten most of its offense from its front court, with David Wear, Travis Wear and Josh Smith accounting for 28 of the team's 34 points. Smith has 14 points and is 5-for-6 from the field.
Terrence Ross finished the first half with only four points. Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar will need his starting shooting guard to produce more in the second half.