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Momo Jones Leads Arizona Over Harper Kamp, Allen Crabbe, And Cal In Triple Overtime Madness

It looked like the California Golden Bears were about to pull off a huge upset against the Arizona Wildcats as they led 75-70 with 42 seconds left off a layup by Harper Kamp.  But a three by Kevin Parrom cut the lead to 75-73, and after Brandon Smith only made one of two free throws on a foul that disqualified big man Derrick Williams, Lamont Jones drove to the rim, got fouled by Markhuri Sanders-Frison (fouling him out) and got the and-one layup to tie the game and send it into overtime number one.

The first overtime was a back-and-forth affair, although Arizona took an 87-83 lead off a Jones layup and two Brendon Lavender free throws. But Allen Crabbe hit two free throws and nailed a driving leaner on a spin move to tie the game at 87 and send it to double overtime.  Harper Kamp hit a huge shot to give Cal the lead late in the second OT and Richard Solomon scored on an offensive board putback to give them a three point lead, but Jones nailed a pull up jumper to tie the game and send it into triple overtime.

Arizona eventually prevailed after Jones made his layup, Smith missed his, and Kamp missed a jumper that would've tied the game in the final seconds. Jones scored 27 points and Parrom scored 25 points; Williams had a relatively quiet 12 points, although he did grab 18 rebounds. Kamp had a career high 33 points and 10 rebounds, Crabbe had 27 points and 7 boards, and Jorge Gutierrez had 25 points (although he did turn the ball over six times) before fouling on.

For more on the game, check out the California Golden Blogs for postgame reaction.