Jaleel Williams scored a career-high 22 points and Devante Wilson added 20 as San Jose State gave first-year head coach Dave Wojcik his first victory with an 83-77 win over Pepperdine Wednesday night.
Cal has struggled mightily in Dykes’ first season, and the football team’s graduation rates are the worst among teams in major conferences. Entering the 116th Big Game on Saturday, Dykes is chasing the model that has made No. 10 Stanford a success on the field and in the classroom.
Richard Solomon scored seven points as part of an opening 14-0 run and California got another steady performance from Tyrone Wallace in a 75-47 win over Southern Utah on Monday.
Chris Hansen had 33 points on Monday night to lead Idaho State to an overtime victory at San Francisco 93-90.
Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds to play, and USC’s stalwart defense repeatedly came up big in a 20-17 upset of the Cardinal on Saturday night.
The Bears (1-10, 0-8 Pac-12) dropped their 13th straight league game Saturday. Colorado’s 41-24 win over Cal gives the Buffaloes’ an outside chance at a bowl appearance.
Freshman Jabari Bird made a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:24 remaining and added a pair of insurance free throws to lead California to a 64-60 win over Oakland on Friday night.
Reshanda Gray scored a career-high 24 points and Brittany Boyd added 17 points and 11 rebounds for California (1-2), which was coming off a 70-58 home loss to No. 2 Duke.
Chiney Ogwumike scored a career-high 36 points, Mikaela Ruef grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds, and No. 3 Stanford pulled Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer closer to the 900-win club with a 86-51 victory over Cal Poly on Friday night.
California has suspended an unidentified football player for instigating a locker room altercation that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital.
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.