Men's Hoops Upsets No. 10 Arizona
February 4, 1999
SEATTLE - Donald Watts scored 24 points and Deon Luton had 20 to help the Washington Huskies hold off No. 10 Arizona for a 90-84 victory Thursday night.
The Huskies (13-7, 6-4 Pac-10) overcame a 28-point performance by Jason Terry, the league's leading scorer.
After losing their first three league games, the Huskies have won six of seven in Pac-10 play, including three in a row. They beat No. 13 UCLA at home Sunday.
Arizona (15-4, 7-3) came back after falling behind by 17 twice early in the second half - at 58-41 and 60-43. But the Wildcats could never quite catch up.
After Terry hit a 12-foot turnaround jumper, the Wildcats trailed only 85-82 with 33.1 seconds left.
But Arizona was forced to foul and freshman Senque Carey's two free throws with 28.9 seconds to go put Washington ahead 87-82. Carey added a free throw with 20.2 seconds left and Watts scored a driving dunk with 5.8 seconds to go to give Washington a 90-82 edge.
Carey had 17 points and 7-foot center Todd MacCulloch had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Washington, which improved to 9-0 in Seattle this season.
Freshman Michael Wright had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Arizona, while A.J. Bramlett had 12 points and 16 rebounds.
The Wildcats had a 49-39 rebounding edge.
Washington led 45-39 at halftime and went ahead 58-41 with 4:40 gone in the second half by coming out with a 13-2 run. The Wildcats could never get closer than three.
The Huskies led at halftime although Carey and MacCulloch sat out much of the opening half with two fouls.
Luton and Watts picked up Washington's scoring slack in the first half with 12 and eight points, respectively. Terry had 14 and Wright 12 in the opening half.
Luton hit a 3-pointer with 7:52 to go and then made a behind-his-head layup with 7:24 on the clock before sinking another 3-pointer with 7:18 left to put Washington ahead 32-18.
By JIM COUR