March 4, 2000
SEATTLE (AP) - Deon Luton scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, seven in the final 6:37, and Washington avoided setting a record for most consecutive home losses with a 64-60 Pac-10 victory over Washington State on Saturday.
Thalo Green put the Huskies (10-18, 5-11) in the lead for good with a fast-break layup with 3:58 left at 55-54. Luton followed with consecutive layups in the next minute.
Washington snapped a seven-game home losing streak. The Huskies also lost seven in a row at home during the 1939-40 and 1953-54 seasons.
The Cougars (1-15, 6-20), who earned their first conference win last Saturday at California, went cold down the stretch and had several turnovers in the final two minutes.
Luton's 15 points moved him into ninth place on the Huskies' all-time scoring list with 1,463 points, passing Detlef Schrempf.
Walcott led the Huskies with nine rebounds as Washington outrebounded a Pac-10 opponent for only the second time this season (32-29).
Chris Crosby, one of two Cougars seniors, led Washington State with 18 points. He had seven points in the second half on 2-for-7 shooting. Mike Bush added 14 points for Washington State.
Crosby's total pushed him past Carlos Daniel into ninth place on the Cougars' all-time scoring list.