Jan. 12, 2006
Washington's win extended its home winning streak to 12, including eight games this season and the last four home games of 2004-05. The Huskies' current home winning streak is its seventh-longest all-time, and is its second-longest since the arena reopened in 2001.
Including the last seven games of the 2004-05 season, Washington is 17-5 in its last 22 games, including 10-4 in games vs. Pac-10 opponents.
With the loss, UCLA fell to 0-3 in Pac-10 play on the road, opposite a 4-0 Pac-10 home record.
Washington's 96 points were a season-high, eclipsing the 82 points scored in a win over Michigan. The total was also the Huskies' highest in any game since defeating this same Bruins squad, 111-77, in Seattle in 2003. It was also the most points allowed by the Bruins defense this season, eclipsing the 93 scored by Baylor in a 93-85 Lady Bears win.
Washington's win snapped a four-game winning streak for UCLA in the UW-UCLA series. The Huskies had not beaten the Bruins since that same 111-77 win on Feb. 1, 2003.
Junior Cameo Hicks earned her second double-double of the 2005-06 season, and the third of her UW career, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Hicks also equaled her career-high with six assists. Hicks has scored in double figures in 24 of her last 29 games dating back to last season, has led Washington in scoring 11 times in 15 games in 2005, and has been the team's leading rebounder (as she was Thursday) on eight separate occasions.
Sophomore Emily Florence nearly matched Hicks' effort, adding a career-high nine rebounds (and four assists) to her 11 points.
The Washington defense held Bruins' junior Noelle Quinn - who averaged 21.0 ppg in a sweep of the Arizona schools last weekend - to just five points Thursday, on 1-of-9 shooting. As a team, the Huskies' defense limited UCLA to just 75 points, four below its Pac-10 leading average of 79.5 ppg.
The Huskies forced 21 UCLA turnovers Thursday. Washington has forced 20 turnovers or more in 10 of their 12 wins, and forced 19 and 18, respectively, in wins over Alabama and WSU.
After an early five-point UCLA run put Washington down, 14-13, with 13:42 to play, the Huskies mounted an 11-2 run over the next four minutes to take an eight-point lead it would never relinquish. UCLA was limited to just one field goal during a five-minute span from 13:42 to 8:42 in the first half.
Dominique Banks' 16 points were a season-high.
Five Huskies scored in double figures Thursday, the first time this season that such a feat has occurred.