UCLA (14-3), ranked No. 11, fell to 4-2 in the Pac-10 Conference but is still in first place in the conference, and 13th-ranked Washington (14-2) improved to 3-2. But UCLA goes as its guards go. Point guard Jordan Farmar had 12 assists but was held to three points. Arron Afflalo, UCLA’s leading scorer, had 16 points. With Washington taking its first lead of the second half on an open Jamaal Williams basket inside, something that happened all too frequently, for a 61-60 lead with about 3 minutes left. On the Huskies’ next possession, Ryan Appleby made a 3-pointer from the top of the arc for a 64-60 lead. Darren Collison made a driving layup for a two-point deficit and Washington inexplicably didn’t get a shot off before the shot clock expired. After several missed shots and fouls, Bobby Jones made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left. Afflalo, wearing No. 44 because he got blood on his No. 4 jersey (while diving for a loose ball), made a 3-pointer from the right wing to pull within one on a Farmar assist. Jones made the front end of a one-and-one but missed the second and Afflalo got the rebound. As he pushed the ball upcourt, he passed it to Mbah a Moute, who was called for traveling. “I thought he was going for the basket,” Mbah a Moute said. “I didn’t think he was going to pass me the ball. I was going for the rebound. I was going too fast, I guess.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This was bound to happen sooner or later. It was a surprise that UCLA hadn’t stumbled earlier. But the incessant injury bug finally took its toll on the Bruins. The way they lost still stung. UCLA squandered a 15-point first-half lead and Washington did whatever it wanted inside to post a 69-65 win over UCLA on Saturday in front of a crowd of 10,232 at Pauley Pavilion. In typical fashion, UCLA lost another player to injury. This time it was forward Alfred Aboya. The diagnosis is a sprained right knee, the one he had surgery on in July. An MRI was scheduled for Saturday night. The frontcourt is an area where the Bruins can ill afford another setback, as they’re already too thin at center. It showed Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I think we just missed a lot of open shots,” Afflalo said. “I was 6 for 15 and Jordan was 1 for 7. We get the bulk of the shots on this team and if we don’t knock down the open shots, we’re not going to win too much.” Washington freshman guard Michael Roll had 14 of his 17 points in the first half. He made 5 of 6 3-pointers mostly on open looks off screens but just one in the second half. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar pointed to the Huskies’ improved ball screen defense in the second half. UCLA’s defense was worse. The Bruins allowed the Huskies to shoot 64 percent from the field in the second half, much to Ben Howland’s chagrin. “Any time you allow a team to shoot 64 percent and you get outboarded (by six) and turn it over 19 times … it was disappointing,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “The five spot, rebounding-wise, we’ve got to get more from that spot.” UCLA centers combined for four rebounds, although forward Luc Mbah a Moute had a fine game with 13 points and 11 rebounds.