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Cal Falls In Overtime At Washington

January 14, 2023
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SEATTLE (AP) – Freshman Grant Newell double-doubled with a career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds but California saw a late lead slip away in its 81-78 overtime loss to Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday.

The Huskies (11-8, 3-5 Pac-12 Conference) forced overtime with a regulation-ending 6-0 run. Keion Brooks Jr. made two free throws with 2:23 left. Noah Williams hit a jumper at the 1:21 mark and Brooks scored with 12 seconds left to force the extra period tied at 63.

Brooks and Koren Johnson scored six points apiece, Williams added four and the Huskies never trailed in OT. Newell's 3-pointer pulled the Golden Bears (3-15, 2-5) within 79-78 with six seconds left. Brooks made two free throws two seconds later and Johnson blocked Sam Alajiki's 3-pointer at the buzzer to preserve the win.

Brooks sank 9-of-17 shots with two 3-pointers for Washington. He added 10 rebounds for his third straight double-double and fourth of the season. Williams made 10-of-15 shots with two 3-pointers. Johnson finished with 15 points, three steals and two blocks.

Newell's 21 points came on 10-of-18 shooting from the floor and half of his 10 rebounds were on the offensive end. The freshman added three steals while Lars Thiemann contributed 13 points and seven rebounds before fouling out. Joel Brown had 12 points and five assists, while DeJuan Clayton scored 11.

Newell had 10 points in the first half, Clayton and Thiemann scored nine and eight, respectively, and California built a 33-26 lead at intermission.

Cal, which came into the contest averaging 74.7% at the free throw line, made 12-of-21 attempts (57.1%) and only 6-of-13 in the second half.

Brooks Jr. finished with 26 points and Williams scored a season-high 22 to pace the Huskies.

Washington beat the Golden Bears for a fourth straight time.

UP NEXT

The Bears return to Berkeley to host Oregon at 7 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The contest will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

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