FINAL SCORE: Arizona 78, Cal 74. The Bears lose at home for the first time at home after a 14-0 start. They also fall out of a first-place tie with Washington, and are 17-6, 7-3. Kamp scored a season-high 22 points and has 55 against Arizona in his past two games here. Gutierrez had 18 points and Crabbe scored 15. The Bears shot just 1 for 8 from the 3-point line, Arizona was 7 for 11. Cal won the rebounding battle 37-27, but had 13 turnovers. Cal was 15 for 16 from the FT line, compared to 15 for 29 for Arizona. Fogg scored 23 for Arizona (15-8, 6-4).
0:58.9 2nd H: Fogg hit a 3-pointer for a 75-72 lead. Gutierrez just fouled by Hill — who has five and is out. Gutierrez shooting two.
3:40 2nd H: A reverse layup by Gutierrez and a steal and dunk by Cobbs and it’s tied 72-all.
4:46 2nd H: Gutierrez and Arizona assistnt coach Joe Pasternack — you remember him from his days at Cal — just got tangled up on the bench. Gutierrez very angry. Refs checked video — will do nothing.
5:14 2nd H: Kamp just got PF No. 4. Arizona leads 70-66 after Turner made one of two FTs.
7:08 2nd H: The Cats pushed the lead to 66-55 before a layup by Kamp — who has a season-high 20 points — and a 3-pointer by Crabbe has the Bears within 66-60.
10:43 2nd H: Arizona leads 59-53 after a dunk by Thurman. Fouls starting to become big factor for both teams. Hill and Turner each with four for Az, Kamp now has three for Cal. The Bears used a 9-0 run to close a 14-point hole to five, but have gotten no closer.
15:59 2nd H: Cobbs just scored on a drive and was fouled by Hill, who has three PFs. Cobbs will shoot one FT after the timeout, with Cal trailing 56-44. Arizona just too quick. Expected that to be an issue when Az was on defense, but the Cats’ quickness is allowing them to get good shots at will. They are 5 for 6 in the half and have made 19 of their past 22 shots. Amazing.
16:28 2nd H: Josiah Turner just picked up his fourth PF for Arizona. He sits. It’s 54-42 after two Crabbe FTs.
17:12 2nd H: Arizona leads 51-38 after jumper by Perry. Fogg now has three fouls. Bears playing hard, but a little too fast, like they’re trying to get it all back at once.
THIS SCORE JUST IN: Stanford beat ASU 68-44.
HALFTIME SCORE: Arizona 45, Cal 34. The Cats outscored Cal 36-12 over the final 10:25 and are in control. The refs just got booed off the court following a call the crowd didn’t like against Brandon Smith with 3-10ths of a second left. Brendon Lavender made both FTs. Arizona shot 63 percent in the half. Cal has eight turnovers.
1:13 1st H: Refs just called double-foul on Gutierrez and Brendon Lavender. That’s three on Gutierrez.
3:13 1st H: The Wildcats have outscored Cal 24-6 over the past 7 minutes and lead 33-28. Fogg has 13 ppoints, including 3 for 3 from 3-point. Arizona’s defensive quickness is hurting Cal, which no longer is dominating the boards. Then there is this: Arizona has made 11 of its past 13 shots.
6:09 1st H: Gutierrez drives into the lane and scores — Cal lead pushed back to 26-22. Gutierrez has 10 points, three rebounds and three assists. Arizona has made six of its past seven shots, including a 3-pointer by Kyle Fogg.
6:41 1st H: Cal had a 22-9 lead and it was 22-11 when Gutierrez went out. Now it’s 24-22 after a 13-2 Arizona run. Solomon Hill just stole a Brandon Smith pass and raced in for a dunk. Gutierrez returning.
9:12 1st H: Cobbs just picked up second PF.
9:40 1st H: Gutierrez out after second PF. Cal leads 22-11. Az 1 for 8 from the FT line.
PAC-12 SCORES: Washington held off UCLA 71-69 in Seattle. Colorado beat Oregon State 82-60 in Boulder. Oregon topped host Utah 79-68. Cal must win to stay in tie for first with Huskies.
11:18 1st H: Cal leads 18-9 after back-to-back baskets by Robert Thurman. Bears’ 12-3 run marred only by 3-point bank shot by Az’s Kyle Fogg. Rebounds: Cal 13-4.
13:21 1st H: Cal in midst of 8-0 run — leads 14-6. Kamp and Gutierrez each with six points. Cal shooting 50 percent; Arizona 25 percent. Josiah Turner out with two fouls.
15:43 1st H: High energy in the building. Cal leads 8-6. Kamp, who scored 33 points vs. Arizona here last season in the 107-105 triple-OT loss to the Cats, already has four points. Cal has an early 8-2 rebounding edge, thanks to four offensive rebounds.
IN THE CROWD: Attending tonight’s game — a couple ex-Bears: Sean Lampley, recovering from surgery to remove bone spurs from his right heel, and Richard Midgley, now coaching at his alma mater Modesto Christian HS.
LINEUPS: Arizona will start Josiah Turner, Kyle Fogg, Nick Johnson, Solomon Hill and Jesse Perry. Cal goes with Justin Cobbs, Allen Crabbe, Jorge Gutierrez, David Kravish and Harper Kamp.
WELCOME: Here at Haas Pavilion for Cal’s game vs. Arizona. Allen Crabbe, who sat out practice Tuesday with a boot on his right foot, was warming up with the Bears as I arrived a few minutes ago. Assistant coach John Montgomery said he is fine. Will be back with lineups in a few minutes.