Arizona Upends No. 7 Huskies In Double Overtime, 96-95
Dec. 31, 2005
SEATTLE (AP) - Hassan Adams scored a career-high 32 points - including eight points and consecutive 3-pointers in the two overtimes - to lead Arizona to a 96-95 victory over No. 7 Washington on Saturday, snapping the nation's longest homecourt winning streak.
Kirk Walters, displaced in the starting lineup by freshman Marcus Williams, made a free throw with 5.1 seconds to go to give Arizona (9-3, 2-0 Pac-10) its seventh consecutive win. He finished with three points.
The loss was the first of the season for the Huskies (11-1, 1-1) and ended their home winning streak at 32 games. Gonzaga, which hosted Saint Joseph's on Saturday night, now has the longest home streak at 30 games.
Mustafa Shakur added 23 points for Arizona, which has been unranked the last two weeks after 312 consecutive weeks in the regular season Top 25.
Arizona's Lute Olson became the 15th coach in NCAA history (all levels) to win 750 games. Olson stomped, punched air, sweated through his shirt and at one point nearly ripped his sports coat off his shoulders. He also charged toward an official during a second-half timeout before Adams restrained him.
Brandon Roy had 35 points to match his career high set two days earlier while rallying Washington past Arizona State.
Roy sent the game into the second overtime with a leaning 3-pointer between Arizona's Adams and Williams at the buzzer. The shot went through as Roy's hands were pressing down on the floor to brace his fall.
But Roy fouled out with 54 seconds left in the second overtime.
That's when Williams gave Arizona a 95-94 lead with a free throw. But Washington's Jamaal Williams, a 56 percent free throw shooter, tied it with 38 seconds left.
Roy's layup with 42 seconds left in regulation pulled the Huskies within 80-78. His 3-pointer with 5.6 seconds left tied it at 81. Those clutch baskets came after he had missed successive shots and two free throws once Arizona had rallied to take the lead.
Williams added 22 points for Washington and Ryan Appleby had 12 - all on 4-for-5 3-point shooting in the first half. Appleby ended the half by making a desperation 3-pointer from the edge of the midcourt 'W' logo, about 35 feet away, as the shot clock was expiring. That gave Washington its largest lead, 40-27, and the frenzied, sellout crowd its largest roar.
But Arizona rallied to 49-46 over the first 3 1/2 minutes of the second half. The Wildcats made their first three 3-point shots of the half and forced six turnovers. It also forced Washington out of the zone defense it used to send Arizona into 28 percent shooting - including 1-for-15 on 3s - in the opening half.
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