SEATTLE (AP) — Keion Brooks Jr. completed with 26 factors, Noah Williams scored a season-high 22 and Washington rallied to beat California 81-78 in extra time on Saturday.
The Huskies (11-8, 3-5 Pac-12 Convention) pressured extra time with a late 6-0 run. Brooks made two free throws with 2:23 to play. Williams hit a jumper on the 1:21 mark and Brooks scored with 12 seconds remaining to power the additional interval tied at 63.
Brooks and Koren Johnson every scored six factors, Williams added 4 and the Huskies by no means trailed in extra time. Grant Newell’s 3-pointer introduced the Golden Bears (3-15, 2-5) inside 79-78 with six seconds to play. Brooks made two free throws two seconds later and Johnson blocked Sam Alajiki’s 3-pointer on the buzzer to protect the win.
Brooks made 9 of 17 photographs 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 photographs with two 3-pointers. Johnson completed with 15 factors, three steals and two blocks.
Newell, a freshman, led Cal with a season-high 21 factors. He added 10 rebounds for his second double-double. Lars Thiemann had 13 factors and 7 rebounds earlier than fouling out. Joel Brown had 12 factors and 5 assists, whereas DeJuan Clayton scored 11.
Newell had 10 factors within the first half, Clayton and Thiemann scored 9 and eight, respectively, and California constructed a 33-26 lead at halftime.
Washington beat the Golden Bears for the fourth time in a row.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
Washington: The Huskies hit the highway to play Colorado on Thursday and Utah on Saturday.
California: The Golden Bears return house to host Oregon on Wednesday and Oregon State on Sunday.
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