Tyrone Wallace scored 20 points, and California rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit for a 72-59 win over Washington on Saturday to remain on the edge of the Pac-12 Conference regular-season title race.
Richard Solomon added 18 points as the Golden Bears (17-8, 8-4 Pac-12) swept both Washington schools and now get four of their final six conference games at home.
California was sluggish at the start and trailed, 27-15, only to be leading by halftime thanks to a 19-2 run to close the first half. The Bears pushed the lead to as many as 13 in the second half and then stemmed every run Washington attempted to make.
Andrew Andrews led Washington (14-12, 6-7) with 21 points after being benched in the second half of the Huskies win over Stanford on Wednesday. Leading scorer C.J. Wilcox was held to eight points, 11 below his season average.
Stanford 69, at Washington State 56: Anthony Brown scored a career-high 30 points and went 10 for 11 from the free-throw line to help the Cardinal beat the Cougars.
Chasson Randle scored 14 points and made five of six free throws late in the second half as Stanford (16-8, 7-5 Pac-12) rebounded from a loss Wednesday against Washington.
Que Johnson had 14 points and four three-pointers, and DaVonte Lacy was well below his season average with 13 points as Washington State (9-16, 2-11) dropped its fourth straight.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times