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Bruins lose to 3-7 Washington?

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How does UCLA celebrate winning a tough game against the Washington State Cougars? By tanking it against the Washington Huskies.

The Bruins played a tight game with the Cougars Thursday night eventually clamping down on in the last 10 minutes of the second half to go on to a 67-59 win. Even though the Cougars had lost their last two games against Stanford and Cal, they are still a tough team. On Wednesday night however the Bruins played their typical game of tough defense, superb ball movement and breathtaking offense. They would not be denied.

So I’m feeling good about things, getting saucy during the Lakers-Miami game Sunday and completely missed the UCLA-Washington game that night. I figured it was much ado about nothing until I caught the highlights on SportsCenter.

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And then I remembered that the Bruins have never won at Washington with Ben Howland as the head coach. It doesn’t matter how good or bad the Bruins are, the Huskies always seem to make them look like chumps. Guard Darren Collison was 1-8 with a season low three points, and Alfred Aboya got a ball in his face.

It was that ugly. The Bruins fell 71-61.