Mustafa Shakur hit four free throws in the final minute, including the game tying and game deciding points and Kirk Walters had a big bucket to propel the Cats to the win. Ivan Radenovic's free throw was the final margin and although he missed the second, Aaron Brooks was forced to heave a half court shot at the buzzer.
Shakur hit his first two free throws and the Wildcats then forced a turnover. The Cats got two looks at the basket before the ball squirted out of bounds and the Cats retained possession. The Cats inbounded to Kirk Walters and despite a high pass, the junior center held onto the ball and scored on a tough jump hook.
The Cats forced another turnover under the basket and Shakur drove the lane and drew the foul. He nailed the two shots and the Wildcats went on the defensive. Aaron Brooks drove the lane but got caught in the air and came down out of bounds without making a pass or getting a shot off.
Surprisingly it was the inside play that led the way for the Wildcats. Kirk Walters scored a career high 18 points, while Ivan Radenovic scored 15. Hassan Adams added 14.
Chamberlain Oguchi scored 21 to lead the Ducks.