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Smith, Riley help UCLA rally, beat Washington 67-57

LOS ANGELES (AP) The UCLA Bruins are making a habit of these comeback victories.

Chris Smith scored 20 points and Cody Riley added 15 points and seven rebounds as UCLA rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit for a 67-57 win over Washington on Saturday night.

It was UCLA's second consecutive comeback win. The Bruins rallied from a 50-38 deficit to beat Washington State 86-83 in overtime on Thursday.

“We all believe in each other, no matter what the score is or what situation we’re in, we understand that guys can make plays,” Smith said

UCLA went on a 9-0 run to take a 58-51 lead. Tyger Campbell's steal led to a Smith 3-pointer, that gave the Bruins their first lead of the second half at 53-51 with 6:11 left. Smith and David Singleton each had 3-pointers in that run.

UCLA (15-11, 8-5 Pac-12) has won three straight games and seven of its last nine after a 1-3 start in conference play.

“It took a little time to mesh and build the chemistry we have at the moment,” Smith said. “It took a little time to figure out what (UCLA coach Mick) Cronin was preaching. Now, as you can see, we’re buying into everything Cronin is preaching, especially on the defensive end because that’s what got us back in this game and the seven games we’ve won of the last nine. It was all on defense. I don’t know when the turning point was. We take it one game at a time. We never stopped working and things are clicking now.”

Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels each had 15 points for Washington (12-14, 2-11), which has lost eight consecutive games. Stewart added 10 rebounds and two blocks.

The Huskies closed the first half with a 9-2 run to take a 34-27 halftime lead before Marcus Tsohonis hit a 3-pointer and Stewart threw down a dunk to make it a 12-point lead about 90 seconds after the break.

UCLA scored 11 of the next 13 points to cut its deficit to 41-38. Riley made a 3-pointer, a tough basket inside and two free throws during that stretch.

“It’s hard to score against Washington because of their length,” Cronin said. “We couldn’t get shots to go down. We let that affect us. That was the story of the game for a long time. Once we started making a concerted effort to get the ball inside against the zone, the game changed.

“If we didn’t get the ball to Cody and Jalen (Hill) inside, we would’ve never won this game. It’s not easy when you have a guy running at you who is 6-foot-9 and has his hands up.

Stewart did his part to keep Washington in the game in the second half, where he scored nine of his 15 points.

The Huskies had 18 turnovers, including 11 in the first half. Washington shot just 28.6% in the second half, and that played a big role in its undoing.

“The first half, the ball was moving as well as any time this season,” Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. “The second half, we kind of got out of control and they ratcheted up the defense. We really didn’t shoot the ball well, but them ratcheting up the defense was a key in the second half.”

After scoring 11 points in overtime to lift UCLA to a win over Washington State on Thursday, Riley continued to earn more playing time, though he didn’t start.

He’s been a big contributor in both games.

“It just makes me happy I was able to contribute to the team and help us win a game,” Riley said. “It’s not more to it than that. At the end of the day I want to win. We’ll do whatever it takes. If it takes me stepping up sometimes. One game it’s me. Next game it’s someone else. We have a lot of players on the team that can do it.”

This was UCLA’s first regular season sweep of Washington since the 2016-17 season.

BLOCK PARTY

Stewart tied the school record for blocks by a freshman in a single season. Stewart has 55 blocks this season, as did Marquese Chriss in the 2015-16 season.

BIG PICTURE

Washington: The season is almost over for the Huskies and there are five games left to work on defense and offensive sets. Wins are nice but the Huskies need to improve for next season.

UCLA: The Bruins are becoming known as the comeback kids but they’ll have to figure out those poor first halves before the Pac-12 Tournament and, potentially, the NCAA Tournament.

UP NEXT

Washington plays at home the next three games, starting with a game against Stanford on Thursday.

UCLA plays at Utah on Thursday and Colorado on Saturday in its final Pac-12 road trip of the season.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Washington  
19:42   Hameir Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:40   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
19:39   Personal foul on Jalen Hill  
19:30   Bad pass turnover on Nahziah Carter, stolen by Chris Smith  
19:20   Jaime Jaquez Jr. missed layup  
19:18   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
19:12   Bad pass turnover on Hameir Wright, stolen by David Singleton  
18:56   Chris Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:54   Offensive rebound by Jaime Jaquez Jr.  
18:54   Shooting foul on Hameir Wright  
18:55 +1 Jaime Jaquez Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 0-1
18:55   Jaime Jaquez Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
18:55   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
18:49 +2 Jamal Bey made layup 2-1
18:29   Cody Riley missed jump shot  
18:27   Offensive rebound by Chris Smith  
18:19 +2 Chris Smith made layup 2-3
18:08 +2 Jaden McDaniels made jump shot, assist by RaeQuan Battle 4-3
17:44 +2 Cody Riley made jump shot 4-5
17:15 +2 Marcus Tsohonis made jump shot 6-5
16:55   Lost ball turnover on Jaime Jaquez Jr., stolen by Marcus Tsohonis  
16:49   Lost ball turnover on Marcus Tsohonis  
16:39 +3 David Singleton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Riley 6-8
16:11 +3 RaeQuan Battle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaden McDaniels 9-8
15:51   Tyger Campbell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:49   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
15:26 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup, assist by Jaden McDaniels 11-8
15:11   David Singleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:09   Offensive rebound by Jaime Jaquez Jr.  
15:02 +2 Jaime Jaquez Jr. made layup 11-10
14:43   Offensive foul on Jamal Bey  
14:43   Turnover on Jamal Bey  
14:43   Commercial timeout called  
14:31 +3 David Singleton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyger Campbell 11-13
14:06   Lost ball turnover on Jaden McDaniels, stolen by Tyger Campbell  
14:06   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
14:01 +2 Chris Smith made jump shot, assist by Jaime Jaquez Jr. 11-15
13:30   Nahziah Carter missed layup  
13:28   Defensive rebound by Chris Smith  
13:20   Bad pass turnover on Tyger Campbell, stolen by Elijah Hardy  
13:12 +3 RaeQuan Battle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elijah Hardy 14-15
12:47 +2 Chris Smith made jump shot, assist by Jaime Jaquez Jr. 14-17
12:24   RaeQuan Battle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:22   Defensive rebound by Cody Riley  
12:15   Bad pass turnover on Tyger Campbell  
11:51 +3 Jamal Bey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elijah Hardy 17-17
11:25   Jake Kyman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:23   Offensive rebound by Cody Riley  
11:14   Bad pass turnover on Cody Riley  
11:14   Commercial timeout called  
11:09   Bad pass turnover on Elijah Hardy  
10:47   Bad pass turnover on Jake Kyman, stolen by Jamal Bey  
10:34   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
10:32   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
10:32   Personal foul on Jalen Hill  
10:32   Bad pass turnover on Jaden McDaniels  
10:14   Jules Bernard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:12   Offensive rebound by Cody Riley  
10:06   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
10:04 +3 Jake Kyman made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyger Campbell 17-20
9:47   Bad pass turnover on Elijah Hardy  
9:26   Traveling violation turnover on Chris Smith  
9:13   Traveling violation turnover on Isaiah Stewart  
8:46 +2 Tyger Campbell made jump shot 17-22
8:38 +3 RaeQuan Battle made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Tsohonis 20-22
8:07   Shooting foul on Nahziah Carter  
8:07   Jake Kyman missed 1st of 3 free throws  
8:07   Jake Kyman missed 2nd of 3 free throws  
8:07 +1 Jake Kyman made 3rd of 3 free throws 20-23
7:42   Personal foul on Cody Riley  
7:42   Commercial timeout called  
7:42   Nate Roberts missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:42   Nate Roberts missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:42   Defensive rebound by Cody Riley  
7:25   Cody Riley missed jump shot  
7:23   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
7:03   RaeQuan Battle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:01   Defensive rebound by Tyger Campbell  
6:54   Jake Kyman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
6:45   Nahziah Carter missed jump shot, blocked by Jaime Jaquez Jr.  
6:43   Offensive rebound by Washington  
6:43   Personal foul on Alex Olesinski  
6:36   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:34   Offensive rebound by Washington  
6:23 +3 Jaden McDaniels made 3-pt. jump shot 23-23
6:04 +2 Chris Smith made jump shot, assist by Tyger Campbell 23-25
5:34   Traveling violation turnover on Jaden McDaniels  
5:12   Jaime Jaquez Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:10   Offensive rebound by Cody Riley  
5:03   Chris Smith missed layup, blocked by Jamal Bey  
5:01   Defensive rebound by Elijah Hardy  
4:53 +2 Jamal Bey made layup, assist by Isaiah Stewart 25-25
4:31   Cody Riley missed jump shot  
4:29   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
4:18   Shooting foul on David Singleton  
4:18 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 26-25
4:18 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-25
4:05   Chris Smith missed jump shot, blocked by Isaiah Stewart  
4:03   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
3:56 +3 Jaden McDaniels made 3-pt. jump shot 30-25
3:28   Alex Olesinski missed jump shot  
3:26   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
3:14   Jamal Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:12   Defensive rebound by Tyger Campbell  
3:05   Jaime Jaquez Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:03   Defensive rebound by Elijah Hardy  
2:47   Lost ball turnover on Jaden McDaniels, stolen by Chris Smith  
2:33   Alex Olesinski missed jump shot  
2:31   Defensive rebound by Elijah Hardy  
2:22   30-second timeout called  
2:22   Commercial timeout called  
2:13   RaeQuan Battle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:11   Offensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
2:11   Personal foul on Cody Riley  
1:57 +2 Nahziah Carter made jump shot 32-25
1:31   Traveling violation turnover on Cody Riley  
1:12 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup, assist by RaeQuan Battle 34-25
1:08   30-second timeout called  
57.0 +2 Cody Riley made layup, assist by David Singleton 34-27
33.0   Nate Roberts missed layup  
31.0   Defensive rebound by Cody Riley  
1.0   Jaime Jaquez Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:49   Tyger Campbell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:47   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
19:22 +3 Marcus Tsohonis made 3-pt. jump shot 37-27
18:56   David Singleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:54   Defensive rebound by Marcus Tsohonis  
18:38 +2 Isaiah Stewart made dunk, assist by Marcus Tsohonis 39-27
18:24   30-second timeout called  
18:24   Commercial timeout called  
18:12 +3 Chris Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Riley 39-30
17:50   Jaden McDaniels missed layup  
17:48   Defensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
17:50   Personal foul on Isaiah Stewart  
17:32   Jalen Hill missed layup  
17:30   Offensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
17:30   Shooting foul on Jamal Bey  
17:31 +1 Jalen Hill made 1st of 2 free throws 39-31
17:31 +1 Jalen Hill made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-32
17:25   Personal foul on Chris Smith  
17:16 +2 Isaiah Stewart made dunk, assist by Marcus Tsohonis 41-32
16:59 +2 Cody Riley made layup, assist by Tyger Campbell 41-34
16:47   Isaiah Stewart missed jump shot  
16:45   Defensive rebound by Prince Ali  
16:36   Jalen Hill missed jump shot, blocked by Isaiah Stewart  
16:34   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
16:28   Jamal Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:26   Offensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
16:14   Marcus Tsohonis missed jump shot  
16:12   Offensive rebound by Washington  
16:05   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
16:03   Defensive rebound by Tyger Campbell  
15:55   Chris Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:53   Offensive rebound by Alex Olesinski  
15:52   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
15:52   Commercial timeout called  
15:50   Bad pass turnover on Chris Smith, stolen by Elijah Hardy  
15:32   RaeQuan Battle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:30   Defensive rebound by Tyger Campbell  
15:10 +2 Jalen Hill made jump shot, assist by Tyger Campbell 41-36
14:47   Nahziah Carter missed jump shot  
14:45   Defensive rebound by Tyger Campbell  
14:40   Shooting foul on Sam Timmins  
14:40   30-second timeout called  
14:40 +1 Cody Riley made 1st of 2 free throws 41-37
14:40 +1 Cody Riley made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-38
14:17   Elijah Hardy missed jump shot  
14:15   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
14:15   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on UCLA  
14:15 +1 Isaiah Stewart made free throw 42-38
14:04   Bad pass turnover on Jake Kyman, stolen by Nahziah Carter  
13:53 +2 Nahziah Carter made layup 44-38
13:29   Bad pass turnover on Tyger Campbell  
13:20   Offensive foul on Isaiah Stewart  
13:20   Turnover on Isaiah Stewart  
13:11 +2 Cody Riley made layup, assist by Jalen Hill 44-40
12:43   Shooting foul on Cody Riley  
12:43 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 45-40
12:43   Isaiah Stewart missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:43   Defensive rebound by Jules Bernard  
12:19   Tyger Campbell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:17   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
11:59   Offensive foul on Isaiah Stewart  
11:59   Turnover on Isaiah Stewart  
11:59   Commercial timeout called  
11:33   Bad pass turnover on Tyger Campbell, stolen by Elijah Hardy  
11:13   Traveling violation turnover on Jaden McDaniels  
10:58 +2 Cody Riley made layup, assist by Chris Smith 45-42
10:32   Jaden McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:30   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
10:19 +2 Jaden McDaniels made layup, assist by Isaiah Stewart 47-42
10:07 +3 David Singleton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Smith 47-45
9:33   Jaden McDaniels missed layup, blocked by Cody Riley  
9:31   Defensive rebound by Tyger Campbell  
9:19   David Singleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:17   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
9:16   Personal foul on Jalen Hill  
9:02 +2 Jaden McDaniels made jump shot 49-45
8:47   Chris Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:45   Offensive rebound by Cody Riley  
8:42   Personal foul on Isaiah Stewart  
8:42 +1 Cody Riley made 1st of 2 free throws 49-46
8:42 +1 Cody Riley made 2nd of 2 free throws 49-47
8:14   Bad pass turnover on Nahziah Carter, stolen by Cody Riley  
8:04   Bad pass turnover on David Singleton, stolen by Nahziah Carter  
8:04   Lost ball turnover on Nahziah Carter  
7:57   Commercial timeout called  
7:55 +2 Chris Smith made jump shot, assist by Alex Olesinski 49-49
7:38   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
7:36   Defensive rebound by David Singleton  
7:22   David Singleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:20   Defensive rebound by Marcus Tsohonis  
7:14   Personal foul on Tyger Campbell  
7:00   RaeQuan Battle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:58   Offensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
6:51 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup 51-49
6:35   Personal foul on Sam Timmins  
6:35 +1 Cody Riley made 1st of 2 free throws 51-50
6:35   Cody Riley missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:35   Defensive rebound by Sam Timmins  
6:16   Lost ball turnover on RaeQuan Battle, stolen by David Singleton  
6:09 +3 Chris Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyger Campbell 51-53
5:43   Lost ball turnover on Marcus Tsohonis, stolen by Tyger Campbell  
5:42   Personal foul on Nahziah Carter  
5:42 +1 Chris Smith made 1st of 2 free throws 51-54
5:42 +1 Chris Smith made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-55
5:28   Nahziah Carter missed jump shot  
5:26   Defensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
5:20   David Singleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:18   Defensive rebound by Sam Timmins  
5:19   Personal foul on Cody Riley  
5:05   Personal foul on Chris Smith  
4:52   Jamal Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:50   Defensive rebound by UCLA  
4:39 +3 David Singleton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Smith 51-58
4:33   30-second timeout called  
4:16   Shooting foul on Jalen Hill  
4:16   Isaiah Stewart missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:16 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-58
3:56   Chris Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:54   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
3:45   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:43   Defensive rebound by Chris Smith  
3:20   Bad pass turnover on Chris Smith  
3:20   Commercial timeout called  
2:58   Elijah Hardy missed layup  
2:56   Defensive rebound by David Singleton  
2:38   Chris Smith missed jump shot  
2:36   Offensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
2:36   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
2:36   Jalen Hill missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:36 +1 Jalen Hill made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-59
2:20   Jaden McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:18   Defensive rebound by Jalen Hill  
1:45   Jaime Jaquez Jr. missed layup  
1:43   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
1:38   Shooting foul on Jaime Jaquez Jr.  
1:38 +1 Nahziah Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 53-59
1:38 +1 Nahziah Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-59
1:09 +2 Jalen Hill made jump shot, assist by Chris Smith 54-61
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