BERKELEY, Calif. -- Cal fans stormed the court amidst confetti, as the Bears clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title for the first time in 50 years. Cal also gets the first seed in the conference tournament. Classy move by senior Jamal Boykin, who didn't join the party on the court until going down the line to shake hands with Arizona State. The Bears then cut down the net.
Boykin was matched up against the taller Eric Boateng on defense, and it was a constant battle down low between the two Duke transfers and former roommates. They had a long hug after the game.
A big swing came with 8:40 left. Ty Abbott missed a wide-open 3-pointer that might have cut the lead to four. Instead, Theo Robertson corralled the rebound and ended up scoring on the other end and completing a three-point play to extend the lead to 10.
Arizona State's Jerren Shipp scored a season-high 14 points. One of his most important baskets came off an inbound pass coming out of a timeout, and the layup stopped Cal's 6-0 run to open the second half with 17:02 left.