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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.