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Lampley’s buzzer-beater downs OSU in overtime

The Associated Press
Friday February 09, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sean Lampley scored a career-high 32 points and hit the game winning 3-pointer with under a second left to give California a 72-69 overtime victory over Oregon State. 

Jason Heide scored a career-high 23 points to lead Oregon State (8-14, 2-8 Pac-10), which only had seven players in uniform. Sophomore Emonte Jernigan did not play, while point guard Deaundra Tanner did not dress for the game because of a two-game suspension for breaking an unspecified team rule. 

With one second to play in regulation, Adam Masten inbounded to Jimmy Haywood, who dribbled once and hit a layup to tie the game at 62 and force overtime. 

Solomon Hughes rebounded a 3-point attempt by teammate Joe Shipp and banked in a 6-footer to put California (16-6, 7-3) ahead 69-68 with 24 seconds in overtime. 

Heide was then fouled by Hughes, and hit one of two free throws to tie the score. 

The Golden Bears then inbounded the ball to Shantay Legans, who brought the ball up and found Lampley at the top of the key for the 3-pointer. 

After Heide hit two free throws to tie the score at 60 with 40.3 seconds remaining, Lampley backed Heide down at the other end and drew a foul. Lampley made both free throws with 10.6 seconds left to give the Bears the lead. 

Heide tried to answer at the other end, but his fade-away 12-footer was blocked out of bounds by Lampley, setting up Haywood’s layup.