California 79, Washington 75 – ABC News

SEATTLE (AP) — Patrick Christopher’s 3-pointer with 24 seconds left gave California the lead for good, Ryan Anderson scored 33 points, including 15 straight midway through the second half, and the Golden Bears held off Washington 79-75 on Saturday. Anderson was unstoppable for much of the second half, but it was Christopher taking the big shot in the closing seconds as Cal avoided blowing a late nine-point lead. Christopher tried to find Anderson on the low block, but instead took the jumper over Washington’s Justin Holiday. Ryan Appleby tossed up an airball on a rushed a 3-pointer at the other end for Washington, and Christopher hit a pair of free throws to give Cal a 77-72 lead with 16 seconds left. Justin Dentmon answered with a quick 3 for Washington, but Eric Vierneisel hit two more free throws to seal the win for the Bears. California (13-7, 4-5 Pac-10) completed a sweep of the Washington schools, despite playing without center DeVon Hardin, who was sick and didn’t make the trip north. The Bears stunned No. 9 Washington State 69-64 on Thursday night in Pullman. Christopher finished with 20 points, and Jerome Randle added 16 for the Bears. Appleby overcame a horrid first half of shooting to score 16 of his 19 in the second half and nearly rallied the Huskies (12-10, 3-5) from a 65-56 deficit. Light-scoring Artem Wallace, averaging just 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds for the season, had career-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jon Brockman, the Huskies’ leading scorer, was saddled with foul trouble all game and finished with 15 points and only four rebounds. Washington continued its season-long struggle at the free throw line, making just 8 of 18 attempts. Anderson hit 11 of 19 shots, four 3-pointers and scored 30-plus points for the fourth time this season. He also grabbed 17 rebounds and was at his best in the second half when the Bears rallied from a six-point deficit. Anderson started his impressive scoring run on a 3-pointer with 12:50 left to pull…

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