Freshman Jake Kyman scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining as visiting UCLA pulled off a 66-64 upset victory over Washington on Thursday in Seattle in the Pac-12 opener for each team.
Kyman went 7 of 12 from 3-point range and not only scored in double digits for the first time in his UCLA career, he entered with just four 3-pointers this season on 13 attempts. Chris Smith scored 17 points for the Bruins (8-6, 1-0 Pac-12).
Isaiah Stewart scored 24 points and Nahziah Carter added 16 as Washington finally recovered from a sluggish start but could not hold off the Bruins down the stretch.
Stewart also added 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Huskies (10-4, 0-1) lost their second consecutive game.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 11 rebounds for the Bruins, who ended a three-game losing streak and were coming off a home loss to Cal State Fullerton. UCLA is now 2-4 outside of its own building.
The Huskies trailed 34-24 at halftime after shooting just 34.8 percent from the field but went on an 11-2 run over the first five minutes of the second half to pull to within one at 36-35.
Washington went up 39-38 with 14:04 to play on a layup by Jamal Bey, the Huskies’ first lead since the opening five minutes of the game. The lead changed hands nine times from there until UCLA’s Jaquez made two free throws with 32 seconds remaining to give the Bruins a 63-61 lead.
Carter gave Washington a 64-63 led on a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining, just the third from distance for the Huskies in the game. Kyman’s final 3-pointer was the difference.
The Huskies stayed in the game by going 23 of 32 from the free-throw line, while the Bruins went 8 of 15 on free throws. Washington shot 41.3 percent from the field in the game, while UCLA shot just 39.3 percent.
Washington freshman Jaden McDaniels fouled out with 16:10 remaining in the game after scoring just three points. He spent just 14 minutes on the floor and received one of his four fouls in the first half from the bench on a technical when he threw a ball at UCLA’s Prince Ali.
—Field Level Media