January 22, 1999
OAKLAND, Calif. -Todd MacCulloch scored 31 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Washington beat California 87-73 Thursday night for the team's first road conference win this season.
MacCulloch, who recorded his 33rd career double-double and the ninth this season, became the first Huskies player to record 30 or more points in a game this season.
Senque Carey added 13 points for Washington (10-6, 3-3 Pac-10 Conference), which won for the first time this season after trailing at halftime.
Thomas Kilgore scored 19 points for California (11-5, 2-4), which lost for just the second time this season at home. Francisco Elson added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears.
Washington also snapped a three-game losing streak at Cal. Deon Luton, who was held scoreless in the first half, had seven points in the first three minutes of the second half during which the Huskies outscored Cal 11-3 to take a 45-39 lead.
Washington extended its lead with a 21-8 run later in the half, running the score to 71-56 with 6:19 remaining to play. Luton's 3-pointer gave the Huskies their 15-point edge.
The Huskies sealed the victory when Donald Watts, who finished with 13 points, made four consecutive free throws at 1:09 to take an 84-74 lead. A technical foul resulted in the two extra free throws.
Geno Carlisle scored at the buzzer to give the Bears a 36-34 halftime lead. He now has 1,508 career points after scoring nine.
Kilgore scored six points during an 8-2 run that gave California its biggest lead of the first half, 28-22 with 7:13 left.
MacCulloch scored 12 of the Huskies' first 16 points, and 22 in the first half. He missed the first shot he took, then made the next nine.
Chris Walcott scored 11 points for Washington, while Michael Gill had 12 for Cal.