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  • Cal rallies to take down Washington

  • SEATTLE — 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.
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  • SEATTLE — 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.
    Richard Solomon added 18 points as the Golden Bears (17-8, 8-4 Pac-12) swept both Washington schools and now get four of their final six conference games at home.
    California was sluggish at the start and trailed 27-15 only to be leading by halftime thanks to a 19-2 run to close the first half. The Bears pushed the lead to as many as 13 in the second half and then stemmed every run Washington attempted to make.
    Andrew Andrews led Washington with 21 points after being benched in the second half of the Huskies win over Stanford on Wednesday. Leading scorer C.J. Wilcox was held to eight points, 11 below his season average.
    Nigel Williams-Goss added 12 for Washington, but the Huskies (14-12, 6-7) were 4 of 21 on 3-pointers and missed all 10 attempts in the second half.
    Justin Cobbs added 10 points, six rebounds and seven assists as the Bears swept the season series. California routed the Huskies 82-56 in Berkeley on Jan. 15 that brought to a crashing halt Washington's quick start to conference play.
    California's slow start on Saturday could have been a bit of a hangover from Wednesday's overtime win at Washington State, the second time in four games the Bears were pushed to overtime.
    Stanford 69, Washington St. 56
    At Pullman, Wash., Anthony Brown scored a career-high 30 points and went 10 of 11 from the free-throw line to help Stanford beat Washington State.
    Chasson Randle scored 14 points and made 5 of 6 free throws late in the second half as Stanford (16-8, 7-5 Pac-12) rebounded from a loss Wednesday against Washington.
    Que Johnson had 14 points and four 3-pointers, and DaVonte Lacy had 13 points. Lacy was well below his scoring average of 19.8 points per game as Washington State (9-16, 2-11) dropped its fourth straight.
    Stanford jumped on Washington State from the opening tip and never trailed in the game. The Cardinal came out with a quick 14-3 lead.
    Brown lit up the Cougars for 20 first-half points and came up a perfect 6 of 6 from the field and 4 of 4 from the 3-point line. The Cardinal shot 63 percent in the half.
    UCLA 80, Utah 66
    At Los Angeles, Jordan Adams scored 24 points and UCLA opened the second half with a 14-0 run on the way to an easy victory.
    Kyle Anderson had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for UCLA (20-5, 9-3 Pac-12), and Norman Powell had 13 points before fouling out with 50 seconds remaining.
    UCLA has won six of seven since Utah beat them 71-67 on Jan. 18 at the Huntsman Center.
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