Los Angeles Times

Cal holds on to upset No. 12 Arizona


Arizona’s Gabe York dribbled off his foot, then drove to the basket and missed a contested shot in the waning seconds, and California held on behind Jordan Mathews to defeat the No. 12 Wildcats, 74-73, in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night at Berkeley.

Mathews converted an off-balance layup under pressure with 1 minute 13 seconds to play and finished with a season-best 28 points.

Cal (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12) remained unbeaten this season at Haas Pavilion, where students from the sellout crowd of 11,858 rushed the court after the final buzzer.

York’s three-pointer with 54.6 seconds left pulled Arizona (16-4, 4-3) within two, then Kadeem Allen’s layup the next time down tied the score at 73 with 39.3 seconds to play.

Jaylen Brown made the second of two free throws with 18.4 seconds left for the Golden Bears, leaving Arizona with one last chance to win it. But the Wildcats failed to collect Coach Sean Miller’s 300th career victory in his first try.

at Stanford 75, Arizona State 73: Roscoe Allen scored 24 points for the Cardinal (11-7, 4-3), including a layup with five seconds to play to break a 73-73 tie.

The Sun Devils (11-9, 1-6), who rallied from a 10-point deficit with five minutes to play, were led by Tra Holder with 18 points and Willie Atwood with 16.

Colorado 75, at Washington State 70: George King scored 22 points and Josh Scott had 11 points and eight rebounds to lead the Buffaloes (15-5, 4-3) past the slumping Cougars (9-10, 1-6) at Pullman, Wash.

Ike Iroegbu led Washington State with 27 points. Conor Clifford equaled his season bests with 18 points and five rebounds.

The Cougars have lost five in a row.

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