UCLA basketball: Bruins headed to overtime against Washington State
UCLA and Washington State are headed to overtime with the score tied at 48-48 on Saturday afternoon at Friel Court after the Bruins wiped out a 13-point halftime deficit against the short-handed Cougars.
UCLA's Malcolm Lee tied the score with 8.9 seconds left after getting fouled on a drive to the basket and making two free throws. Washington State's Faisel Aden's three-point attempt at the buzzer grazed the front of the rim and glanced away.
Bruins sophomore forward Tyler Honeycutt's three-pointer had pulled the Bruins to within 47-46 with 49 seconds left. UCLA junior guard Jerime Anderson then fouled Aden with 14 seconds left,. Aden missed the first free throw and made the second to extend Washington State's lead to two points.
The Bruins wiped out a 13-point halftime deficit in the first eight minutes of the second half, pulling into a 35-35 tie on Honeycutt's three-pointer with less than 12 minutes remaining.
Washington State was missing starters Klay Thompson (suspension) and Reggie Moore (ankle injury), who averaged a combined 30.9 points a game.
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--Ben Bolch in Pullman, Wash.
Photo: UCLA guard Lazeric Jones drives against Washington State guard Ben Loewen in the first half Saturday in Pullman, Wash. Credit: Dean Hare / Associated Press