Basketball: Idle Bears move into tie for 2nd

A good weekend got a little bit better for Cal, which moved into a tie for second place in the Pac-12 after UCLA lost 71-67 at Oregon State.

The Bears and Bruins now share second place at 6-3.

Freshman Hallice Cooke scored 20 points and Eric Moreland had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Beavers. Jordan Adams shot 0 for 9 for UCLA.

Arizona continues to sit atop the Pac-12 standings at 8-1. One game back of Cal and UCLA, in a five-way tie for fourth at 5-4 are Arizona State, Colorado, Stanford, Oregon State at Washington.


The Arizona Daily Star reported Sunday that Wildcats sophomore forward Brandon Ashley is out for the season with what was described only as an injury to his right foot.

Ashley, a Dublin native and Bishop O’Dowd HS grad, suffered the injury less than three minutes into Saturday night’s game at Cal. He averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22 games this season, all starts.


The Cal women lost to No. 4 Stanford for the second time this week, falling 79-64 in front of 5,715 fans at Haas Pavilion. The Bears (14-7, 6-4) were led by junior point guard Brittany Boyd, with 20 points, six rebounds and six assists.


Jeff Faraudo

  • Calfan1

    I know it sounds like coulda shoulda woulda, BUT. If we had not lost to ASU ( game we just abt had ) and had shown up at SC ( the last team in PAC-12) we would be tied at 8-1 w Arizona.

  • Rollonubears

    Had we won those I think we’d have lost this one. Arizona would have gotten up for this game. We played with a must win attitude, I think because of the losses. Basketball is such an emotional swing game. It’s what makes it great. This w was huge for our resume and confidence. Need to bear the furd now, but a classic letdown would not be a surprise. This team may be emotionally spent this week.