It was a costly loss for the Golden Bears, who began the final week of regular-season play tied for fourth place in the Pac-12 with Colorado and Stanford.
Reshanda Gray set career highs by scoring 43 points and pulling down 16 rebounds and Brittany Boyd recorded just the second triple-double in school history as No. 18 California beat Washington State 75-68 in overtime Thursday night.
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.
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.
Reshanda Gray scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 22 Cal rolled by Arizona 65-49 Friday night.
Justin Cobbs scored 22 points, 15 in the second half and seven in overtime, as California held off Washington State’s 3-point barrage, 80-76 on Wednesday night.
Reshanda Gray had 20 points and 12 rebounds Friday night to help No. 23 California win at Washington 70-65.
University of California at Berkeley officials said the university is in mourning after football player Ted Agu died Friday when he developed problems at the end of a routine training run with his teammates.
Former Cal star Marshawn Lynch got one of his more impressive handoffs of the season during Wednesday’s Super Bowl victory parade in downtown Seattle – a bottle of booze from one of the 700,000 fans in attendance.
Dwight Powell had his third double-double in five games and Anthony Brown scored 11 points in the final 10 minutes to help Stanford beat California 80-69 on Wednesday night.