The Cal women blew a 12-point halftime lead against the Pac-12’s last-place team, then escaped with a 78-74 win at Arizona.
The Bears (16-6, 7-3) moved into sole possession of second place after Arizona State (15-6, 6-4) lost 62-49 to No. 4 Stanford. Cal and ASU play Saturday in Tempe.
Reshanda Gray had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Talia Caldwell had 17 and 10, and Layshia Clarendon scored 16 for Cal.