“We can’t go home.’” Sophomore forward Penina Davidson added a career-high 17 points for Cal and Asha Thomas contributed 16 as Cal improved to 5-1 against Arizona State in tournament play.
He had a season-low five points in a loss at Arizona on Thursday.Cal (22-9, 12-6 Pac-12) won eight of its final nine games and clinched the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament that begins Wednesday in Las Vegas. “That’s Tyrone Wallace“, Martin said.
On the season, Arizona State averages 73.8 points, 36.8 rebounds and 12.6 assists per game.
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With two National Basketball Association general managers in the house to scout, Cal freshmen Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb could not deliver on their draft stock in the first half, combining for just 10 points and looking out of sorts. York followed with a 3 to the deafening cheers in McKale Center and the Cal lead was down to 61-59 with a minute to play.
“I don’t have any conscience of where I’m at on the court”, York said.
“Usually I would say that I have to go review it and look at it again, but I did look at it again on the monitor up on the top there”, Hurley said. Jordan Tolbert, another senior in his final SMU home game, had 14 points and seven rebounds.
Senior SG, Gabe York, provided a much needed boost in the second half scoring 19 points, after starting 0-2 with zero points in the first half.
ARENA/TEMPE, AZ -Trying to rebound from from a heartbreaking, last second defeat in Tucson Thursday night, the Bears came into Tempe hoping to end the regular season strong with a third victory this season over a ranked team. Korver came off a series of screens and hit the contested 3 while being fouled by Range with 7 seconds remaining. He went into halftime with zero points, took one shot from the field and was erased from the game by Cal’s effective defense. “I saw space, and it’s a shot I make a lot”.
After Cal couldn’t convert on its next possession, York buried a deep 3-pointer to give Arizona (23-7, 11-6) a 62-61 lead with 19 seconds left.
Arizona State guard Elisha Davis, who grew up just blocks from Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, complimented the Bears on their toughness.
The Bears are following the lead of freshman post Kristine Anigwe, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year who finished the game against ASU with 24 points and 11 rebounds, her 13th double-double of the season and her 15th game of 20 or more points.
But on the same day rival Stanford, the No. 4 seed, was knocked out of the tournament, the Bears were good enough to keep their bid for a postseason berth alive. “Just in terms of not having great, tough responses and being who we have been all year long”, Turner Thorne said. Nirra Fields missed an attempt at a tying 3 for UCLA, but Cal’s Gabby Green missed a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left.
At No. 2, Cal would play Thursday at 6 p.m. against the victor of the game between the Nos.
Contrast those trends to Arizona, which is just 1-4 against the spread in its lat five games and 1-4 against the number in its last five games versus a team with a winning record.