California arrived in the State of Washington earlier this week looking to snap a six-game losing streak, which they were able to do with a win at Washington State Thursday night. Cuonzo Martin’s Golden Bears kept the momentum going Sunday afternoon thanks to sophomore guard Sam Singer, whose three-pointer with four seconds remaining gave Cal a 90-88 win at Washington.
Believing that the Huskies would play man-to-man the plan (according to Singer) was for Tyrone Wallace and David Kravish to play the two-man game, but Washington switched things up and went with a 2-3 zone. Cal didn’t change the play, and with Washington guard Andrew Andrews having to sag into the paint to help account for Kravish rolling to the basket, Singer was wide open at the top of the key.
Andrews recovered to his area but a jab step provided Singer with the room needed to release the shot. Singer is shooting 5-for-30 from beyond the arc this season, so Washington likely preferred that he took the shot as opposed to a Wallace or Kravish. Unfortunately for them, Singer made the most of his opportunity.
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