TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Hassan Adams had 16 points and nine
rebounds, and Arizona dominated the boards against bigger
California to escape with a 60-55 victory Saturday.
Leon Powe had 23 points and 13 rebounds for Cal in the Bears'
11th consecutive loss at McKale Center. They haven't won at Arizona
Arizona (12-6 overall, 5-3 Pac-10) outrebounded the Bears 47-30,
21-6 on the offensive boards.
Ivan Radinovic had 10 points and nine rebounds. His two free
throws with 16 seconds to go put Arizona ahead 57-53. Powe's inside
basket cut the lead to 57-55, then Cal had a chance to tie it after
Adams made one of two free throws to make it 58-55 with 8.1 seconds
But Ayinde Ubaka missed an open 3-pointer and Adams made a pair
of free throws with a second remaining to seal Arizona's 14th
victory over Cal in their last 15 meetings.
The Bears (10-6, 4-3), who have lost three of their last four
games, were 3-of-16 on 3-pointers. Ubaka scored 13 but was 1-for-8
on 3s. Theo Robertson scored 11 before fouling out with 1:24 to
play. Richard Midgley was scoreless in 39 minutes on 0-for-3
shooting and committed six of Cal's 15 turnovers.
The Wildcats swept the California schools at home after losing
two players. Guard Chris Rodgers was dismissed from the team,
although coach Lute Olson said there was a slight chance he could
be reinstated. Jawann McClellan is out with a season-ending wrist
Nine players scored for Arizona. Freshman Marcus Williams scored
nine on 3-for-13 shooting but grabbed a season-best 11 boards.
Arizona shot 33 percent to Cal's 43 percent in a ragged game.
Arizona built a 37-25 lead on Williams' inside basket -- his
first field goal in eight tries -- with 15:44 to play.
But Cal came back. Robertson sank a 3-pointer, then Powe
converted a three-point play to cut the lead to 39-35 12:10 from
the finish. Cal kept it close, cutting the lead to 51-49 on Powe's
inside basket with 2:15 left.
The Bears missed three open 3-pointers while Arizona took a
54-51 lead after Williams made both in a one-and-one situation with
1:24 to go.
Arizona led for good after a 13-2 surge put the 'Cats up 26-15
lead on Adams' 16-footer with 3:33 left in the half.
J.T. Prince started the run with the first of his two first-half
3-pointers. Freshman Fendi Onobun, removed from his redshirt season
on Thursday to bolster the depleted Wildcats' roster, scored six in
the first half on 3-of-4 shooting. Arizona led 29-22 at the break.
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