UCLA basketball: Bruins pull out victory with buzzer-beater
UCLA had to wait for instant replay to confirm it, but the Bruins pulled out a 62-61 victory over Washington when Mustafa Abdul-Hamid made a jumper from the top of the key at the buzzer.
Abdul-Hamid’s shot came after Washington’s Venoy Overton went coast to coast for a layup and a 61-59 lead. But Abdul-Hamid got the ball at mid-court, cut toward the middle of the floor and shot just before the horn sounded.
The victory gets the Bruins out of last place in the Pacific 10 Conference. They are 8-10 overall and 3-3 in conference play.
Reeves Nelson had 16 points and Malcolm Lee added 13 for UCLA.
Quincy Pondexter had 23 points for Washington.
-- Chris Foster
Photo: Mustafa Abdul-Hamid elevates to shoot a last-second jumper that lifted UCLA to the victory over Washington on Thursday night. Credit: Bret Hartman / For The Times