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Cal Stuns Washington in 3 OT, 88-85

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- Patrick Christopher scored a career-high 27
points and had 11 rebounds, including the clinchers in the third
overtime, and surprising California rallied in the second half and
in each extra period to beat Washington 88-85 on Saturday in a wild
fight atop the Pac-10 Conference.
      Jerome Randle scored 23 points for Cal before fouling out in the
second overtime. Then Theo Robertson gave the Bears (15-2, 4-0
Pac-10) their first lead since 1-0 with a 3-point play that made it
86-85 with 15 seconds remaining.
      Cal won its ninth straight and is off to its best start since
the 1959-60 Bears went 28-2 and lost in the championship game of
the NCAA tournament to Ohio State.
      Justin Dentmon scored 24 points - 15 in the last two overtimes -
and Isaiah Thomas added 22 for Washington (11-4, 2-1), which saw
its nine-game winning streak end. Jon Brockman had 16 points and a
career high-tying 18 rebounds for the Huskies.
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