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Huskies Take A Bite Out Of UCLA, 63-62
Release: 01/06/2000
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Jan. 6, 2000

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SEATTLE (AP) - Deon Luton scored 26 points and Washington outscored UCLA 7-2 over the final 1:20 to a 63-62 victory over the 24th-ranked Bruins on Thursday night in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.

Luton hit a 3-pointer with 37 seconds left to give the Huskies (6-7) a 61-60 lead. He added two free throws with 11 seconds remaining.

UCLA (8-3) had a chance to tie, but the officials ruled that Jason Kapono's toes were on the 3-point line as he hit a jumper at the buzzer.

Luton scored 14 of the Huskies' final 20 points and was 10-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. Will Perkins had 10 rebounds for the Huskies, who have won three of the last four meetings with UCLA.

Kapono led the Bruins with 19 points, while Jerome Moiso added 13. Dan Gadzuric pulled down 13 rebounds for UCLA.

After Washington's 9-2 run over the first four minutes of the second half gave it a 36-33 lead, nobody led by more than three points until Gadzuric's layup put UCLA ahead 60-56 with 1:43 left.

The Bruins opened the game with a 9-0 run as the Huskies missed their first seven shots. Washington ended the drought when Chris Walcott came off the bench and immediately connected on a three-point play with 16:11 left in the first half.

Walcott did not start, and was not expected to play because of a sprained left knee.

Washington tied the game at 11 after holding UCLA without a field goal for five minutes.

The Huskies took their first lead, 20-18, on Marlon Shelton's layup with 5:10 remaining in the half.

The Bruins regained the lead on consecutive 3-pointers by Kapono and led 31-27 at halftime.

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