Men's Basketball Squad Cruises Past California
February 20, 1999
SEATTLE (AP) - Todd MacCulloch had 17 points and 19 rebounds and Deon Luton added 14 points as Washington ended a two-game losing streak with an 86-61 victory over California Saturday.
The 7-foot MacCulloch, the nation's No. 3 rebounder, scored 11 points in the first half as Washington took command early.
Luton scored all of his points in the second half as the Huskies extended their lead to hand the Golden Bears their worst loss of the season.
Michael Johnson and Donald Watts each scored 11 points for Washington (16-9, 9-6 Pac-10).
Solomon Hughes, Geno Carlisle and Thomas Kilgore scored 10 points apiece for Cal (14-10, 5-9).
The Huskies rebounded from their worst home loss in 10 years, an 89-57 drubbing by No. 7 Stanford Thursday.
After opening league play 0-3, Washington has won nine of 12 and is one-half game behind UCLA for third place in the Pac-10.
The Golden Bears are 1-6 on the road against conference foes this season.
Johnson scored nine points as the Huskies took the lead for good with a 17-6 run midway through the first half.
Leading 25-18, Washington closed out the last five minutes of the first half with an 11-4 run that featured five points by Watts.