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Washington stops Cal with second-half rally

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Jan 12, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; A general view of Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion before a game between the California Bears and Washington Huskies. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 12, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; A general view of Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion before a game between the California Bears and Washington Huskies. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Brown Jr. scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half to help Washington rally to a 64-55 victory over California in Pac-12 play on Wednesday night in Seattle.

Nate Roberts contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Huskies (7-7, 2-2 Pac-12) won for the third time in their past eight games. Washington senior Daejon Davis matched his career best of six steals and also had eight points and seven assists.

Jordan Shepherd scored 12 points to pace the Golden Bears (9-8, 2-4), who lost their third consecutive contest.

Brown scored seven points during a 15-0 run that saw Washington turn a four-point second-half deficit into a 11-point lead with 3:37 remaining.

The Huskies shot 42.3 percent from the field but were a lowly 4 of 19 (21.1 percent) from behind the arc. Washington held a 32-23 rebounding edge and a 20-4 advantage in fast-break points.

Cal shot 50 percent from the field, including 4 of 11 (36.4 percent) from 3-point range.

The Golden Bears led 51-47 after Andre Kelly’s basket with 8:32 remaining before Washington seized control.

Brown scored five points during a 37-second stretch to give the Huskies a one-point with 6:35 left. PJ Fuller made two free throws and Brown hit a turnaround jumper to make it 56-51 with 5:07 to play.

Fuller drained a 3-pointer and Roberts slammed home a dunk as part of a three-point play to give the Huskies a 62-51 advantage.

Shepherd made two free throws with 3:12 left to halt the Washington burst, but Brown’s two free throws restored the 11-point lead with 2:30 remaining.

Shepherd’s basket with 16 seconds to play ended a string of seven straight Cal misses.

The Golden Bears led 38-29 after a basket by Jarred Hyder with 18:06 remaining in the game.

Washington responded with a 15-6 run and tied the game at 44 on Brown’s three-point play with 12:17 left.

The Golden Bears finished the first half with a 21-6 burst to hold a 34-27 lead at the break.

Cal made eight straight field-goal attempts and nine of its last 10 to end the half.

Washington led 21-13 after a dunk by Davis with 8:09 to go in the half before the Golden Bears’ spurt.

–Field Level Media