Jordan Mathews scored 31 points and knocked down three of his career-high five three-pointers in the second half, leading
David Kravish had a career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Bears, who had lost consecutive games for the first time under new Coach Cuonzo Martin.
Nigel Williams-Goss had 19 points, eight rebounds and nine assists and Robert Upshaw added 16 points, eight boards and five blocks for Lorenzo Romar's Huskies, who lost their second straight. Washington has dropped the last three against Cal (11-3, 1-0 Pac-12).
The Huskies (11-2, 0-1), ranked No. 13 in the previous poll, were stunned, 62-57, at home by Stony Brook last Sunday.
"Give them a lot of credit," Cardinal Coach Johnny Dawkins said. "They came out with a good game plan and played with a lot of energy."