By TIM KORTE
AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE - T.J. Cummings scored 16 points, Jason Kapono had 15 and Dijon Thompson returned from a one-game absence because of a swollen knee to score 14 as UCLA beat Washington 77-67 on Thursday night in an ugly Pac-10 opener.
Andre Patterson scored 12 points for UCLA (3-5), which snapped a three-game losing streak. The Bruins survived a season-high 29 turnovers by limiting Washington to 2-of-12 shooting from 3-point range and outrebounding the Huskies 44-30.
Curtis Allen led Washington (5-5) with 17 points while Doug Wrenn scored 14, but the Huskies couldn't match their strong outside shooting of late. They had hit 49 percent of their 3-pointers during a recent three-game winning streak.
The Bruins struggled against Washington's fullcourt press but finally took control in the second half.
UCLA led 47-45 with 14 minutes to play when Kapono and Thompson hit consecutive 3-pointers and Thompson scored twice in a 8-0 burst that made it 61-46 with 9:20 remaining.
The Huskies never quit, though, cutting the margin to 69-63 on Nate Robinson's 3-pointer from the left corner with 3:03 on the clock. But Thompson answered with a jumper and Cummings made two free throws to put the Bruins back up 73-63.
The coaching staffs included some familiar foes.
The Huskies were abysmal from the floor early. They missed 12 of their first 15 shots and hit 24 percent (8-of-33) through the opening 20 minutes but trailed only 37-29 at the break.
Romar went to a fullcourt press late in the half, and it helped Washington to an exciting 12-2 run over the final five minutes. The Huskies scored 11 in a row at one point, and the crowd got involved after Nate Robinson's steal led to a dunk by Bobby Jones.
Washington stayed with the press to begin the second half, producing a 10-2 burst that helped the Huskies tie it at 39.
UCLA, the only Pac-10 school with a losing nonconference record, was off to its worst start since opening 2-5 in 1984-85.