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UCLA basketball: Huskies hold 41-37 halftime lead

UCLA was clearly an improved team during the first half against Washington on Thursday night. But up was about the only direction the Bruins could go after Saturday’s debacle against USC.

But what a little more consistency meant was that the Bruins were not run out of Pauley Pavilion in the first half, as they were by the Trojans on Saturday. Forward Quincy Pondexter had 15 first-half points as Washington took a 41-37 lead into the locker room.

While UCLA showed more consistency on offense -- Malcolm Lee had 10 points and Reeves Nelson nine -- the Bruins were unable to find an answer for Pondexter and guard Isaiah Thomas.

Pondexter made four of six shots, with three of his field goals giving the Huskies leads. Thomas had nine points as the Huskies shot 58% against UCLA’s two-three zone.

-- Chris Foster
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