Cal Golden Bears
Justin Cobbs made a pair of free throws with 20.8 seconds left in overtime, and California kept alive its slim NCAA tournament hopes with a 66-65 win over Colorado on Saturday.
Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 18 California past USC 76-67 on Sunday.
Afure Jemerigbe scored a career-high 23, and Brittany Boyd had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists on Sunday night to lead No. 22 California past No. 15 Arizona State 74-63.
Tyrone Wallace scored 20 points, and California rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit for a 72-59 win over Washington on Saturday to remain on the edge of the Pac-12 Conference regular season title race.
Reshanda Gray scored 24 points and Brittany Boyd added 23 as No. 23 California pulled away for an 87-70 win over Washington State on Sunday.
Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points, eight rebounds and four assists and No. 4 Stanford ran its winning streak to 20 games by beating 21st-ranked Cal 79-64 on Sunday.
Washington snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 41-17 thumping of California on Saturday night.
Stanford has been picked by the Pac-12 coaches to win the conference title again this season behind reigning Player of the Year Chiney Ogwumike.
A majority of the Pac-12, including Cal, has moved to some type of hurry-up, no-huddle system. Holdouts still running largely pro-style offenses include Stanford, Oregon State, and USC.
Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin is among the leading nominees for USA Swimming’s Golden Goggle awards. Franklin, a freshman at Cal, is up for five awards, including Female Athlete of the Year.