Jahii Carson scored 26 points – 23 in the second half – and Arizona State held off Stanford 76-64 Wednesday night, snapping the Cardinal’s three-game winning streak.
Cal (18-10, 9-6), struggled at times against Arizona’s defensive pressure and had little chance of stopping the Wildcats at the other end to lose for the 17th time in 19 games at McKale Center.
Coming off their third loss of the season, the Aztecs (24-3, 13-2 Mountain West) had an easy time against the overmatched Spartans (7-20, 1-14).
Fifth-ranked Stanford could come back to Pauley Pavilion next month for the NCAA tournament, and that would be fine with Chiney Ogwumike.
Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 18 California past USC 76-67 on Sunday.
Chasson Randle made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Stanford boost their case for an at-large NCAA tournament berth with an 83-74 victory over the 23rd-ranked Bruins on Saturday.
Brittany Boyd stole the ball with 4 seconds left and made two free throws to seal No. 18 California’s 77-72 win and season sweep of UCLA on Friday night.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points and Bonnie Samuelson added 14 to help No.5 Stanford beat Southern Cal 64-59 on Friday night.
Chasson Randle scored 18 points to lead Stanford to its fourth win in five games and a season sweep against Southern California with an 80-59 victory on Thursday night.
San Francisco State University may be dumping its Gator mascot.
The annual battle between the California Golden Bears and Stanford Cardinal is one of college football’s oldest rivalries. Here are photos from the most recent editions of the Big Game.