STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Washington heads home to Seattle on a three-game skid after beginning a promising season unbeaten over its initial 11 games.
Swept on the tough Bay Area trip to California and Stanford, the Huskies must regroup in a hurry from another tough defeat featuring missed shots and missed stops.
Chasson Randle’s driving layin with 2.2 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, Rosco Allen hit a key 3-pointer in OT after missing all six of his free throws during regulation, and Stanford spoiled No. 21 Washington’s trip to Northern California with a 68-60 victory Sunday night.
Nigel Williams-Goss missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 13.4 seconds left in regulation, giving Randle and Stanford (10-3, 2-0 Pac-12) another chance. Washington, which likely just played itself out of the Top 25 poll, went 14 of 19 from the line. The Huskies lost at home to Stony Brook to start this losing streak.
“Tonight’s game, we competed, we defended, we did a lot, a lot more things,” coach Lorenzo Romar said. “We played good enough to win. The other two games, we didn’t play good enough to win. I don’t count those two as being part of that. That was another team.”
Randle took the ball at 7-foot Robert Upshaw determined to make a play.
The imposing Upshaw missed a pair of free throws for Washington (11-3, 0-2) with 40.2 seconds remaining in OT and the Huskies missed all three of their field-goal tries in the extra 5 minutes after a pair of 28-point halves by each team.
“I just tried to get as much room as possible away from Upshaw,” Randle said. “It’s your mindset, that attacking mindset. I just tried to get into his body and focus on the goal.”
Anthony Brown made one of two free throws with 39 seconds to go on the way to 16 points and Williams-Goss immediately double-dribbled on the other end.
“It was very frustrating for us. We definitely had a chance to win that game,” Shawn Kemp Jr. said. “Turnovers is what killed us. It’s just something that we have to work on as a team.”
Kemp scored 10 of his 19 points in the opening 6 minutes to help Washington to an early lead, but picked up his third personal foul early in the second half.
Andrew Andrews scored 13 points but Washington ultimately couldn’t overcome a long cold spurt spanning halftime.
Upshaw had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots for the Huskies, who lost Friday night at California.
Washington went 13 minutes, 38 seconds without a basket spanning halftime, going 0 for 15 from the field during the drought. The Huskies answered that funk with a 9-0 run to take the lead back.
Washington was held to one point over the final 5:14 of the first half and Allen’s 3 with 8 seconds remaining sent the teams into halftime tied at 28.
After Quevyn Winters’ basket at 9:53, the Huskies missed 12 straight field-goal tries to end the half.
Randle scored another layin with 9 seconds left and wound up with 24 points and became the school’s career leader in 3-pointers.
“He finds a way around the basket to finish,” coach Johnny Dawkins said. “He showed it again tonight against one of the shot blockers in the country.”
Randle tied it on his record-setting 3-pointer with 8:49 remaining and scored seven straight points starting with that shot to keep the Cardinal. But they then missed 9 of 11 shots the rest of the way.
Williams-Goss grabbed at his back early and briefly went to the locker room. He didn’t score playing 16 minutes in the first half and finished with eight points, five assists and five turnovers.
“He’s fine,” Romar said.
COLLINS BROTHERS HONORED
Recently retired NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, was honored alongside twin brother, Jarron, as former Cardinal All-Americans as part of the program’s 100-year milestone. Each received a commemorative game ball from athletic director Bernard Muir.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott also was in attendance.
Washington: Upshaw followed his five-block game at California on Friday with four more. He now has 64 blocks, three from tying the UW single-season record held by David Dixon and Christian Welp. Upshaw, who’s from Fresno, had his mother and two sisters in the stands waving cutout placards of his face. … Williams-Goss has 94 assists through 14 games.
Stanford: Randle’s tying 3-pointer made him the program’s career leader for 3s with 242, passing Dion Cross (241 from 1992-96). … The Cardinal are 3-10 against Washington under seventh-year coach Dawkins.
Washington: Hosts Washington State on Saturday night.
Stanford: At UCLA on Thursday night.
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