Arizona wins in two OTs
FIRST HALF: - Dentmon in the open court finds Williams for a jam in transition on UW's first possession to give the Dawgs the early lead 2-0. Two Hassan Adams free throws put the ‘cats on top for the first time, 6-5, at the 16:00 mark.
The two teams traded baskets until a Brandon Roy three at the 9:00 mark pushed the Husky lead to five at 23-18. Jamaal Williams hit a spinner in the lane and then a Ryan Appleby three in transition pushed the lead to 8 and the Hec-Ed crowd went wild.
Then the Huskies went on a turnover spree. Two Appleby turnovers sandwiched around a Jensen offensive foul allowed the visitors to hang around. An Adams three made it 30-27 at the 4:00 mark. The game continued to run sloppy as Arizona struggled with their accuracy and the Huskies with rebounding.
Washington then went on a ten point run as Williams hit a runner from five and Justin Dentmon hit a 15-footer on a fast break. A long Appleby trey pushed the Dawgs out to their first double digit lead.
Dentmon stripped Chris Rodgers in the half court, providing the Huskies with one last shot before the half. The Dawgs ran the shot clock down and with time expiring, Appleby drove to his left, stopped, and let desperation 26 footer go. Swish.
Dawgs 40, ‘Cats 27.
SECOND HALF: - Arizona found the range, as they hit their first three treys of the half to climb back into the contest. Rodgers and Adams did the damage. A Marcus Williams 18 footer brought the ‘Cats to within five but Dentmon answered with a tough shot in the paint.
A Shakur steal of a Bobby Jones pass and drive to the hoop drew Jones' third foul. Shakur made both free throws to make it a 49-46 game. Yet another lazy Husky turnover led to a breakaway that Shakur lost the handle on.
Arizona had the deficit down to one before Brandon Roy answered with five straight points. He had a shot a seven but missed a layin and then carried the ball after stealing it.
A Brockman rebound and put back followed by a Joel Smith sky jam put the Dawgs back up nine and the crowd got loud again. An Adams trey stopped the Husky run.
A Mustafa Shakur trey cut the Husky lead to five at 64-59 at the 8:30 mark. They got it down to three on a Chris Rodgers three. A free throw further cut it to 67-65.
A put back by Marcus Williams tied the game at 69 all, and after a Roy miss, Rogers drove the lane and drew the foul. He made both free throws and the ‘Cats had their first lead since the first four minutes of the game.
Roy missed two free throws, and a Dentmon turnover led to a Wildcat bucket at the other end and the Dawgs called time out as the game ticked inside the final three minutes.
A Brandon Roy air ball led to a three pointer by Adams and the ‘cats began to pull away. Bobby Jones missed a free throw while Shakur hit both of his at the other end. Joel Smith buried a three pointer and after a steal, Bobby Jones had a chance to make it a one point game but his three pointer nary drew iron.
Marcus Williams hit both free throws at the other end. Dentmon answered with a driving layin and was fouled. His free throw made it 79-76 with 50 seconds remaining. Ivan Radenovic made one of two free throws, and Roy drove the lane for two. Mike Jensen was whistled for a foul on Adams as Arizona was running the shot clock down. He missed the first and made the second.
Then Brandon Roy took matters into his own hands, taking the ball up court, pulling up from 24 feet and burying a trey with 5.6 seconds remaining to tie it at 81 all.
Arizona was unable to get a shot off before the buzzer sounded.
OVERTIME: - Four Brandon Roy free throws put the Dawgs on top 85-82. Williams drew a charge from Shakur, but the Dawgs went empty at the other end. Hassan Adams buried a trey to tie it on the next possession. Joel Smith missed badly on a long three and Adams buried another long trey in Appleby's face to put the ‘Cats on top by three. A Jones lay-in from a nice Roy feed brought the Dawgs to within one.
Adams missed with 15 seconds providing the dawgs with the chance for the win but Bobby Jones was called for a charge on a drive to the hoop. Shakur made two free throws, setting up an incredible Brandon Roy three. Roy was double teamed, stepped between the two defenders, pivoted forward and let fly just before the buzzer sounded. The ball rattled home, setting up a second overtime.
OVERTIME II: - The two teams traded baskets, and at 94-all, Bobby Jones and Brandon Roy both fouled out. With 54 seconds remaining, Marcus Williams made one of two free throws to give the ‘cats the lead. Jamaal Williams made one of two free throws to tie it. JP Prince missed a layin, however Kirk Walters grabbed the rebound and drew the foul on Brockman, his fifth. Walters made one of two, providing the winning score. Appleby attempted a half court shot at the buzzer that was late and short.
Arizona improves to 9-3, 1-1 in conference play, while Washington, ranked #7 coming in, drops to 11-1 and 1-1.
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