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.
California has suspended an unidentified football player for instigating a locker room altercation that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital.
Tyrone Wallace scored 16 points and David Kravish 15 in leading California to a 77-50 victory over Denver on Tuesday night.
Tyrone Wallace had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds, knocking down three of his team’s nine 3-pointers to lead California past Coppin State 83-64 in the season opener for both schools Friday night.
Afure Jemerigbe scored 13 points, freshman Mercedes Jefflo made seven steals in an impressive collegiate debut, and No. 9 Cal overcame a cold-shooting first half to beat Long Beach State 70-51 Friday night.
Police are investigating an altercation in the California locker room that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital.
B.J. Denker ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth, Ka’Deem Carey went over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season and Arizona beat California 33-28 on Saturday afternoon.
Washington snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 41-17 thumping of California on Saturday night.
Jared Goff admitted his confidence was a bit shaken when the California freshman quarterback was benched in the first quarter of last week’s loss to No. 2 Oregon.