Feb. 24, 2000
SEATTLE (AP) - Sean Lampley scored 28 points Thursday night and California held off a second-half surge by Washington as the Bears beat the Huskies 75-64.
The Bears (15-10, 6-7 Pac-10) rebounded from their worst defeat in school history, a 51-point loss to No. 1 Stanford last week. With five games left in the season, California's postseason tournament hopes are still alive.
Lampley, who went over the 1,000 career points mark last week and averages 15.8 points per game, hit 11-of-15 from the field to lead all scorers. He scored 17 in the first half. Joe Shipp added 15 for the Bears, while Nick Vander Laan had 10.
Deon Luton, the Huskies' leading scorer, was held to only 3 points on 1-of-4 shooting in the first half, but he came alive after intermission. Luton scored 13 points in the first 6:50 of the second half, including a 3-pointer that put Washington (9-17, 4-10) ahead 43-42.
The Bears regained the lead while outscoring the Huskies 10-0 in a span of a minute and a half, but Washington kept it close. A reverse layup from Thalo Green cut the California lead to 64-61 with 2:50 remaining, but the Bears put the game away by outscoring the Huskies 11-3 the rest of the way.
Washington led 15-14 on a 15-foot jumper by Will Perkins with 8:22 left in the first half. Lampley then scored 11 of the Bears' next 18 points to lead 32-26 at the half.