No one expected Cal to come out the way they did in the first half. They lead for most of the half, until the last few minutes while Washington struggled to make shots, the Huskies shooting 5-15 from the three. While the Huskies tried to get their outside game going, the Bears outscored them in the paint 18-4. The Huskies ran their 2-3 zone that was very active. But vulnerable for penetration. Paris Austin did a good job of penetrating and dumping it to his teammates. The Huskies were able to get going behind Dominic Green’s three three-pointers late in the first half. At the half, Darius McNeill lead Cal with 7 points.
The second half was rough for Cal. As the Huskies came out with urgency, Cal failed to match their energy. Offensively, the Bears struggled to shoot behind the three, not making a single three-pointer in the second half. McNeill and Sueing failed to get into a rhythm, while Paris Austin and Andre Kelly led the Bears in scoring. Defensively, Cal lost their grounding, while Washington started knocking down shots. Cal had no answer for Dominic Green, who led the Huskies with 17 points. Cal shot 7-31 (23%) in the second half.