Jan. 8, 2000
SEATTLE (AP) - Brian Scalabrine scored 24 points, including six in overtime, as the USC Trojans beat the Washington Huskies 81-79 on Saturday.
The Trojans (9-5, 2-0 Pac-10) almost let the game get away. USC led 73-62, but the Huskies (6-8, 1-1) went on a 12-1 run over the final six minutes of regulation.
Deon Luton's 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining gave the Huskies their first lead of the game at 74-73. The Trojans then tied the score at 74 when David Bluthenthal split a pair of free throws with 19.8 seconds left, sending the game into overtime.
Senque Carey's three-point play gave Washington a 79-78 lead with 1:05 left in overtime, but a Scalabrine layup with 50 seconds gave the Trojans the lead for good.
Sam Clancy scored 23 for the Trojans, while Brandon Glanville added 14 with 10 assists. Jeff Trepagnier had 11.
USC led by as much as 15 with 11:47 remaining in the game. Carey was called for an intentional foul when he prevented Glanville from crossing midcourt by grabbing him on a fast break. Washington coach Bob Bender argued the call and received a technical foul. Clancy scored two on the technical shots, and Granville made one-of-two free throws to give the Trojans a 61-46 advantage.
The Trojans jumped out to a 6-0 lead as the Huskies turned the ball over five times and failed to get a shot off in the first 2:24 of the game.
Walcott hit a 15-foot jumper at 10:15 in the first half to end a four-minute scoreless drought and cut the USC lead to 22-13.
The Trojans' swarming perimeter defense kept the Huskies away from the basket and forced them to make a lot of mistakes. USC converted Washington's 16 first half turnovers into 20 points.
Johnson scored Washington's final eight points of the first half, which ended with USC leading 44-36
The Trojans got their first road sweep of the Washington school since 1985, and now hold a 56-55 advantage in its all-time series with Washington.