The Bruins let turnovers get the best of them.
After turning the ball over 18 times, UCLA men’s basketball (12-9, 5-3 Pac-12) is down 31-23 to Washington (17-4, 8-0) at the half in Seattle.
Despite an early 10-1 run, the Bruins could not fall into an offensive rhythm, shooting 43.5 percent from the field and just 2-of-7 from 3. The Huskies ended the half on an 11-3 run after trailing by as many as eight.
Freshman center Moses Brown leads the Bruins at the break with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting and five rebounds. Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali notched three steals early and totaled seven points on 3-of-4 shooting.
Guard David Crisp leads Washington with 12 points, shooting 4-of-5 from behind the arc. The Huskies are shooting 50 percent from deep.
The Bruins have a 1-6 record this year when trailing at halftime.