Jan. 29, 2000
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Senque Carey hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead Washington to a stunning 54-52 victory over California Saturday.
The Huskies, trailing by as many as 14 points in the second half, had turned the ball over with 10 seconds remaining and Cal up, 52-51.
Bears' guard Donte Smith missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw situation with eight seconds left, however, giving Washington (7-13, 2-6 Pac-10) the final shot.
Carey calmly brought the ball upcourt, and with less than a second left, took the long-range shot that hit nothing but net, ending a six-game losing streak.
Sean Lampley scored 20 points, including the go-ahead basket with 41 seconds remaining for Cal (11-8, 2-5), which hasn't had consecutive victories since a four-game winning streak in December.
Nick Vander Laan scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Cal.
Carey had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies.
Dean Luton, the Huskies' leading scorer, was held to two points in the first half and did not attempt a shot in the second half until hitting a 3-pointer with 3:17 left in the game to draw Washington within two points at 50-48.
The Bears built a 14-point lead at 36-22 when Joe Shipp hit a jumper with 14:14 remaining, but Washington fought all the way back to take a 51-50 lead on a Luton 3-pointer with 1:45 left.
Washington went seven minutes at the end of the first half and beginning of the second without scoring. Cal scored 13 unanswered points during that span.