SEATTLE — Mike Black scored on a driving layup with 3.7 seconds left and Albany stunned Washington, rallying from a seven-point second half deficit for a 63-62 win on Tuesday night.
Abdul Gaddy gave Washington the lead when he rebounded Aziz N'Diaye's missed free throw and scored in the lane with 16.5 seconds left. Albany got the ball to Black at the top of the key and he quickly darted past C.J. Wilcox and was able to score on a scooping right-handed layup to give the Great Danes (2-1) the lead.
Gaddy got off a desperation 30-footer that hit of the side of the rim and handed the Huskies (1-1) a potentially crippling loss with two big games coming up against Seton Hall and possibly Ohio State.
Black finished with 22 points, while Jacob Iati hit six 3-pointers and added 20 for Albany.
Gaddy led the Huskies with 16 points and N'Diaye added 13 but was held to just one point in the second half. The game was played at Albany's pace and the Huskies could never get the tempo they wanted.
It didn't help that Washington missed 11 free throws and was just 3 of 12 from 3-point range. Wilcox didn't make his first 3-pointer until there was 1:39 left and finished with 11 points.
No. 13 UCLA 80, UC Irvine 79, OT
At Los Angeles, Jordan Adams scored 26 points, making all 16 of his free throws, and UCLA edged UC Irvine in overtime in regional play of the Legends Classic.
Will Davis II missed two free throws with 2 seconds left in regulation that would have sealed the upset for the Anteaters (1-1), who fell to 10-35 all-time against Pac-12 teams.
Daman Starring tied the game on a 3-pointer and Michael Wilder's three gave the Anteaters a 79-78 lead with 22 seconds to go in the extra session. But Larry Drew II's layup with 17 seconds kept the Bruins (2-0) perfect at new Pauley Pavilion. David Wear added 13 points and nine rebounds, and his twin brother Travis had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bruins. They will host James Madison on Thursday night in their second regional game before moving on to the championship rounds.
Former Phoenix High standout Alex Young, a freshman UC Irvine guard, scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting. Through two games, Young is averaging just under 10 points per outing.
California 79, Pepperdine 62
At Berkeley, Calif., Allan Crabbe scored 24 of his career-high 33 points in the second half, and California overcame another rough rebounding game to beat Pepperdine.
The Golden Bears (2-0) never trailed but didn't pull away from the pesky Waves until a 14-4 run after halftime in the second meeting ever between the two teams. Crabbe, Cal's leading scorer and rebounder a year ago, had seven points in that stretch.
USC 62, Long Beach St. 44
At Los Angeles, Eric Wise scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Ari Stewart and J.T. Terrell each scored 10 points as USC defeated Long Beach State.
Stewart led a strong night for USC's bench, which outscored Long Beach's reserves, 23-3.