10:00 PM ET, March 3, 2011
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell wanted to see a more complete game from the ninth-ranked Bruins, and she let them know it right after their 60-42 victory over Washington on Thursday night.Good wasn't good enough."I didn't see full effort," said Caldwell, who met with her team in the locker room after the win. "I didn't see that all-out intensity that we need to become that 40-minute team. I saw spurts of it, but there was also a time where we got lax."Atonye Nyingifa scored 14 points and Jasmine Dixon had 13 for the Bruins (25-3, 15-2), who already had locked up the second seed for next week's Pac-10 tournament. They put together lengthy runs in each half to win for the 10th time in 11 games."We should be a mature enough team to know that we have to play for 40 minutes, or not play down to the level of our competition," Nyingifa said.Sarah Morton had 12 points for Washington (11-15, 6-11), which committed 23 turnovers and shot 31 percent.The Huskies went nearly eight minutes between field goals in the opening half, mustering just four free throws in that span, and trailed 30-16 at the break."When we have an attack mindset, we are a different team," Washington coach Tia Jackson said. "When we play passive, especially against an aggressive team, you see what happens."Markel Walker had 12 points for UCLA, which finished with 14 steals in its fourth straight victory over the Huskies.The Bruins will close out the regular season Sunday against Washington State in their final game at Pauley Pavilion before it undergoes a yearlong renovation.Washington's Kristi Kingma set a school record for made 3-pointers in a season when she connected for No. 73 with 3:30 remaining.
|FG Made-Attempted||15-47 (.319)||23-48 (.479)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-16 (.375)||1-5 (.200)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-8 (.750)||13-17 (.765)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||10 (0/0)|