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Pac-12 basketball: California upsets No. 10 Oregon

Published February 2, 2013 6:06 pm

Ducks lost second game in a row to unranked team.
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Berkely, Calif. • Justin Cobbs made an 18-foot jumper with 1:35 remaining then added a pair of free throws and California hung on to beat No. 10 Oregon 58-54 on Saturday, handing the Ducks their second straight loss to an unranked team this week.

Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon scored 13 points apiece, and Tyrone Wallace added 12 while helping the Golden Bears (13-8, 5-4 Pac-12) win back-to-back games for the first time since December.

Tony Woods had 14 points and eight rebounds for Oregon but failed to get a potential tying shot after grabbing E.J. Singler's missed 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left. The Ducks (18-4, 7-2) were held scoreless over the final four minutes.

Fans rushed center court at Haas Pavilion and surrounded Cal's players in a raucous celebration after Oregon's Johnathan Loyd's missed jumper as the buzzer sounded. It's the Bears' first win over a top 10 team in more than five years.

The frantic finish was in stark contrast to the first 35 minutes of the game when both teams struggled to find any kind of offensive rhythm.

Oregon shot 47.6 percent from the floor but made only one real solid run in the second half when the Ducks scored 11 straight to take a 50-42 lead.

That turned out to be the lone highlight of the week for coach Dana Altman's team. Oregon, which jumped six spots in the rankings this week, lost to Stanford 76-52 on Thursday.

Cobbs, who finished with eight points and seven assists, made his go-ahead shot from just inside the 3-point line after Singler missed from beyond the arc.

The two teams then exchanged airballs before Singler misfired again on a 3-point attempt. The ball glanced off the front of the rim and Woods appeared in position for an easy putback but David Kravish reached in to force a jumpball, giving Cal possession. —

Saturday's scores

• California 58, No. 10 Oregon 54

• No. 8 Arizona 79, Washington State 65

• Washington 96, Arizona State 92

• Utah 58, Colorado 55