UCLA caps 2017 calendar with comeback win over Washington

UCLA guard Kris Wilkes, reacts to a call during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Washington in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. UCLA won 74-53. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

UCLA secured a Pac-12 sweep on Sunday with a 74-53 win over Washington in Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins held the Huskies (11-4, 1-1 Pac-12) to just 17 points in the second half to easily erase an eight-point halftime deficit. UCLA (11-3, 2-0 Pac-12) held UW without a field goal in the final eight minutes to finish the game on 26-1 scoring run.

Freshman Kris Wilkes led UCLA with 21 points and five rebounds.

More on UCLA’s second-half surge (from staff reporter Tarek Fattal)