It was February 1993, the last time the UCLA men's basketball team traveled to Pullman, Wash., and came away with anything other than a win.
Freshman Shabazz Muhammad, the Bruins' leading scorer this season, was nine months from being born. Kyle Anderson, a freshman who is UCLA's leading rebounder, was born seven months after that loss.
"Wow," said Jordan Adams, who was born 17 months after the 67-56 loss. "That's a long time ago."
There have been 19 games since, and UCLA has won every one of them.
UCLA renews its annual pilgrimage to the rolling hills of the Palouse on Wednesday, the first leg in a trek to the Northwest that has actually brought mixed results. Because as well as the Bruins have fared in Pullman, they have struggled in Seattle, where they will play Washington on Saturday.
UCLA has not won in Seattle since 2004, when Muhammad, Anderson and Adams were still in elementary school.
The two-stop trip has championship implications. UCLA, tied with Oregon for the Pac-...