UCLA captures Pac-12 Conference title
SEATTLE (AP) — Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points, Larry Drew II came up with another huge shot against Washington, and UCLA clinched the Pac-12 Conference regular season title with a 61-54 win over the Huskies on Saturday.
UCLA earned its third regular-season crown under coach Ben Howland. The Bruins won the title outright after Oregon was upset at Utah.
The Bruins lost control of the conference race when they fell at Washington State on Thursday, but there were plenty of hugs and handshakes to go around after winning in Seattle for the first time since 2004.
Muhammad scored 14 in the second half and helped UCLA (23-8, 13-5 Pac-12) rally from a four-point deficit with 5 minutes remaining.
Scott Suggs had 14 points, but Washington (17-14, 9-9) scored just two points over the final 5 minutes. Leading scorer C.J. Wilcox was just 3 of 13 shooting for eight points.… [For more on UCLA captures Pac-12 Conference title with win over Washington, click here.]