UW Huskies drop overtime heartbreaker to California 61-58
By MICHAEL WAGAMAN
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – Matt Bradley banked in a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining in overtime, lifting California to a 61-58 win over the UW Huskies on Saturday night.
California 61, Washington 58: Stats
Bradley finished with 17 points and five rebounds to help the Golden Bears (8-8, 2-1 Pac-12) to their second straight win after a four-game losing streak. Grant Anticevich added 13 points and seven rebounds, and Paris Austin scored 10.
Jaden McDaniels had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Washington. The Huskies (11-6, 1-3) rallied from 10 down in the final 12 minutes of the second half but made only one basket in overtime.
Bradley scored on a left-handed layup with 1:35 left in overtime to give Cal a two-point lead. The two teams traded misses before Nahziah Carter made two of three free throws that made it 58-all with 34.2 seconds left after being fouled taking a 3-pointer by Anticevich.
Bradley, Cal’s leading scorer this season, got the ball and dribbled the clock down before taking the game-winning shot above the arc. The ball banked in as the crowd at Haas Pavilion erupted.
Both teams missed a shot to win at the end of regulation. Anticevich missed a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining and Carter’s 3 at the buzzer fell short and hit the front of the rim.
Neither team shot well early but California pulled away late in the first half. Anticevich hit a 3-pointer and then a jumper before Austin made a jumper to give Cal a 28-20 lead at the break.
Washington made only seven shots in the first half, five of them 3’s,
Washington: The UW Huskies grabbed 44 rebounds and outhustled the Bears for much of the second half but shot 18 of 61 (29.5 %) for the game. They were especially cold in overtime, making one of their four attempts.
California: Back-to-back conference wins following a loss to Stanford is a definite step forward for Mark Fox’s program. The Bears limited their turnovers and played good defense for most of the game.
Washington: Hosts Oregon State on Thursday.
California: Play at USC on Thursday.
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