Huskies Roll Past San Diego, 98-94

Dec 2, 2001

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Curtis Allen scored a career-high 25 points and C.J.Massingale hit four free throws in the final 12 seconds as Washington held onfor a 98-94 win over San Diego on Saturday.

The Huskies (5-1) held a huge advantage at the free throw line, sinking 37of 43 (86 percent) overall and 27 of 31 in the second half.

San Diego (2-3) continued its horrid free throw shooting this season, makingjust 20 of 34, including 5 of 16 in the second half.

Washington is off to its best start since the 1997-98 team began 6-1 enroute to advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16.

The Huskies blew most of the 14-point lead they held with 1:37 left. SanDiego, down 94-85 with 34.5 seconds remaining, got two baskets by Andre Lawsand a three-point play by Corey Belser to pull to within 94-92 with 12 secondsleft.

But Massingale sank four free throws, including a pair with 5.7 seconds leftfor the final margin. Those came after a Laws basket cut the lead to 96-94 with6.9 seconds to play. Massingale was 9-for-9 from the line and finished with 19points off the bench.

Allen hit 4-of-6 3-pointers and made all seven of his free throws.

Laws scored a career-high 36 points but was just 6-of-13 from the line.

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