BERKELEY, Calif. — Quintrell Thomas grabbed Anthony Marshall’s air ball under the basket and scored on a short hook shot with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift No. 21 UNLV to a 76-75 win over Cal.
The Runnin’ Rebels led for most of the second half but trailed 75-74 following two free throws by California’s Justin Cobbs with 11.9 seconds left. Marshall then rushed a long jumper that Thomas alertly grabbed and flipped in. Thomas was fouled on the play but missed the free throw. Justin Hawkins then blocked a 3-point attempt by Cobbs from midcourt as the buzzer sounded.
Anthony Bennett had career highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds while leading UNLV (7-1) to its sixth straight win. Bryce Dejean-Jones also had a career-best 22 points.
Allen Crabbe scored 18 for California (6-2), which has lost two straight after opening the season 6-0.
Also on Sunday:
No. 16 Creighton 77
OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 30 points for Creighton (9-1), which broke away late in the first half.
Washington State 59
Fresno State 50
PULLMAN, Wash. — Brock Motum scored 23 points and Mike Ladd had a season-high 19 points as Washington State (6-4) won.