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Cal Falls To Washington At Buzzer

January 18, 2024

BERKELEY (AP) – Keion Brooks Jr. fielded a long, high pass inside the Cal logo at center court, dribbled once before firing a quick pass to an open Moses Wood in the corner for a game-winning 3-pointer at the horn to lift Washington to a 77-75 win over the California men's basketball team on Thursday night.

It was Washington's sixth straight win over the Golden Bears (6-12, 2-5 Pac-12) and its 10th in the last 13 meetings.

Washington (11-7, 3-4 Pac-12) took a 62-55 lead on a 3-pointer by Sahvir Wheeler with 10:13 left, but the Huskies went scoreless for a five-minute stretch that saw Cal take a 65-62 lead on a Keonte Kennedy 3-pointer with 5:33 left.

Anthony Kennedy ended the drought with a 3 to tie it at 65-65 with 5:04 left, but Fardaws Aimaq turned in a three-point play to put the Bears back in front. Wood hit two free throws near the three-minute mark to get Washington within three, but Jaylon Tyson knocked down a 3 to make it 73-67.

Wheeler scored at the basket to cut the deficit to four and Woods added two more free throws to make it 73-71 with 32 seconds left. Jalen Cone converted two free throws to push Cal's lead to 75-71, but Anthony Holland hit a 3 to get Washington within one point. Brooks' layup attempt was blocked by Aimaq with four seconds left, but Wheeler controlled the offensive rebound and found Brooks with an outlet pass, leading to Wood's game-winning shot.

Washington was cold from 3-point range over the final 10 minutes and hit just 10 of 35 shots from distance (28.6%) for the game. Brooks led the Huskies with 21 points and seven rebounds. Holland added 14 points off the bench, hitting 4 of 9 from deep, and Wood and Wheeler both added 13 points.

Aimaq led Cal with 18 points and 10 rebounds – his 11th double-double of the season – as well as five assists. Tyson and Cone scored 17 points apiece.

The Bears made only 13 of 22 free-throw attempts and were out-rebounded 44-35, with the Huskies scoring 26 second-chance points on 15 offensive boards.

Cal hosts Washington State at 2 p.m. PST on Saturday. The contest will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

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Cal Falls To Washington At Buzzer

1,742 Views | 4 Replies | Last: 5 mo ago by chazzed
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The Bears shooting 13-22 FTs did us in.
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75bear said:

The Bears shooting 13-22 FTs did us in.
Particularly in crunch time. I believe we left 5 points on the board: Tyson & Fardaw's, front-end and Cone's back-end of the one & ones.
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Add 4 consecutive misses by Kennedy in the first half.
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This hurts. Needless to post, we can't be losing games like this.
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