FINAL SCORE: Cal 76, WSU 55. Cobbs finished with 16 points and seven assists, Wallace had 13 points and Solomon had 12 points and nine rebounds as the Bears (14-4, 5-0) remain unbeaten in Pac-12 play. WSU (8-10, 1-5) got 17 points and 11 rebounds from D.J. Shelton.
5:09 2nd H: Bears in control with a 61-46 lead, but they have had some slopping moments and Monty not thrilled.
11:35 2nd H: Three straight dunks by Solomon — two of them off assists from Mathews — and Cal leads 52-37. Solomon shooting and-1 after the timeout. Bears have outscored WSU 18-4 in the second half.
13:31 2nd H: Cal on an 8-0 run, just punctuated by a 3-pointer by Jeff Powers, and leads 46-35. WSU calls timeout. Cal ball.
THIS SCORE JUST IN: Utah leads UCLA 43-29 with just under 16 minutes left.
14:47 2nd H: Cal inches into 41-35 lead after 3-pointer by Mathews. Wallace going to the line for two FTs. WSU is 1 for 6 fgs with two TOs in the half. Game being played at a grindingly slow pace — the way the Cougars want it. Cal continues to struggle in halfcourt against WSU zone. The Bears need some more transition opportunities.
HALFTIME SCORE: Cal 34, WSU 33. The first half featured 10 lead changes, eight of them in the final 5:17. Cal scored the final four points of the half to lead. A nice lift off the bench from Rooks, who made four straight FTs. Cobbs leads Cal with nine points, Wallace has seven. The Bears are shooting 46.4 percent from the field, but are being outrebounded 17-14. WSU is at 40 percent from the field, but 9 for 10 at the FT line. There will be LOTS for Monty to talk about during halftime.
3:42 1st H: WSU leads 27-26 with Kameron Rooks going to the FT line for 2 for the Bears. Cal being outscored 9-1 at the foul line. (BTW: Rooks is 1 for 6 FTs this year).
7:00 1st H: Kernich-Drew hits a 3-pointer and its 24-21 at the timeout. Cougars shooting 37.5 percent with five turnovers; Cal at 50 percent with three turnovers. But WSU 6 for 6 at the FT line, Cal just 1 for 3. Cobbs already has seven points, four assists.
7:55 1st H: Cal with 14-0 run to zoom into 24-18 lead. Cobbs has seven points (including 2 -3-pointers) and two assists during the run. WSU went six straight possessions without a point, four times coughing up turnovers.
11:18 1st H: After a nice, easy start, the Bears have stalled. WSU has outscored them 18-4 since the opening 3 1/2 minutes and leads 18-10. Cal has made just two of its past nine shots against the Cougars’ zone defense and has turned the ball over its past two possessions. Freshman Que Johnson has seven points for the Cougs.
15:59 1st H: Cal jumped out to a 6-0 lead and is up 6-5 at the first timeout.
LINEUPS: Cal will go with its usual recent lineup of Jordan Mathews, Justin Cobbs, Tyrone Wallace, David Kravish and Richard Solomon. WSU is starting Dexter Kernich-Drew, Jordan Railey, D.J. Shelton, Royce Woolridge and Que Johnson.
WELCOME: Cal (13-4, 4-0 Pac-12) tries to remain unbeaten in conference play today against Washington State (8-9, 1-4). Will have starting lineups in a few minutes.