The Washington men’s basketball team threw away any momentum it might have had going into next week’s Pac-12 tournament.
The Huskies’ sloppy ball handling and an inability to slow down hot-shooting UCLA guard Jordan Adams led to a disappointing 91-82 defeat Thursday in front of 6,894 at Alaska Airlines Arena.
“We had gone through a stretch early in the year where we had turned the ball over too much, but by and large this year we had taken pretty good care of the basketball,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. “It did kind of come out of nowhere.”
The Huskies committed just four turnovers in the first half, but they had nine in the second half that resulted in 18 points. UCLA scored 23 from 13 UW turnovers.
“We tried to force some things,” Romar said. “Some things that weren’t there at times. We tried to shove it down their throats instead of being patient sometimes. Turnovers were definitely a catalyst to them getting going in the second half.”
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