Pac-12: Loss at home to Bears drops Oregon into tie with UA for Pac-12 lead

2013-02-22T00:00:00Z Pac-12: Loss at home to Bears drops Oregon into tie with UA for Pac-12 leadThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 

EUGENE, Ore. - Justin Cobbs' jumper with 0.7 seconds to play gave California a 48-46 victory over No. 23 Oregon on Thursday night.

Cobbs' shot, which came after the Golden Bears (17-9, 9-5 Pac-12) ran nearly all of the final 26 seconds off the clock, hit nothing but net.

Oregon (21-6, 10-4) is tied with Arizona for the Pac-12 lead, while Cal continued its climb with its sixth win in seven games.

Cobbs finished with 14 points and Allen Crabbe had 12 for Cal, which has won four straight.

Arsalan Kazemi had 11 points and a season-high 18 rebounds for the Ducks, who lost their 11th straight game to the Bears. Carlos Emory scored 13 points for Oregon, which hasn't beaten Cal since Feb. 9, 2008.

Oregon, which led 26-21 at halftime, was up 46-43 with 2:06 to play when Robert Thurman recorded a three-point play for Cal on a dunk and free throw to tie it.

The Ducks had a turnover and two missed shots in their final possessions.

Cal trailed by 11 points in the first half but came back to tie the score at 29 on a dunk by Thurman 4 minutes into the second half.

Oregon went back up 37-33 on a free throw and three-pointer by E.J. Singler, but the Bears followed with a 6-0 run and Cobbs hit a jumper to put them up 39-37 with 7:12 to play. It was Cal's first lead since early in the first half.

Trailing 41-39, Oregon followed with five straight points to take a 44-41 advantage with 3:30 to play, setting the stage for Cal's final heroics.

• Colorado 60, Utah 50: In Boulder, Colo., Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points and had a key block in the late going, helping Colorado pull away from Utah.

Sabatino Chen added 12 points and Andre Roberson had 10 as Colorado (18-8, 8-6) rebounded from its overtime loss to Arizona State last weekend despite missing freshman star Josh Scott, who sat out with a concussion suffered in the game against ASU.

• Stanford 82, Oregon State 72: In Corvallis, Ore., Josh Huestis had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinal.

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