PULLMAN, Wash. -- Monique Billings scored 19 points, Jordin Canada had 16 and No. 17 UCLA held on to beat Washington State 75-73 on Sunday.
Borislava Hristova, who led the Cougars with 19 points, had two chances in the closing seconds. She missed a contested floater in the lane but the ball went out of bounds off the Bruins with 3.1 seconds left. Then her open jumper from the wing rolled over the basket and fell away as time expired.
Billings had 14 points in the first half as UCLA (12-5, 4-2 Pac 12) opened a 42-34 lead. Hristova scored 11 points in the third quarter as the Cougars (12-6, 3-4), closed within 58-57.
Kari Korver's 3 capped a 12-2 run that put UCLA up 72-61 with 6:04 to go, but the Bruins missed their last six shots. Hristova missed a 3 for the lead with 58 seconds left but Korver was called for an offensive foul with 25.8 to go.
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