Here's our preview from our Thursday paper.
And here's a quick scouting report:
WASHINGTON (16-7 OVERALL, 6-5 PAC-10)AT CALIFORNIA (15-8, 7-4)6 p.m. Thursday, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.TV: ESPN2 Radio: 950-AM
Series: Cal leads 76-74 overall and 47-26 at home. Washington snapped a three-game losing streak in the series with an 84-69 home win over the Golden Bears on Jan. 16. UW’s last win in Berkeley came in 2008.
Statistical leaders: For UW – F Quincy Pondexter, 20.6 ppg and 8.3 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.5 apg. For Cal – G Jerome Randle, 19.1 ppg and 4.7 apg; F Jamal Boykin, 6.2 rpg.
Scouting report: Cal is alone in first place in the Pac-10, one game ahead of Washington and four other schools. That means the Huskies get a share of first place with a win. … The Bears are coming off of a four-game road trip, which they split; the Huskies off a four-game homestand, which they swept. … Cal is 11-1 at home, UW is 0-6 away from home. … These are the two highest-scoring teams since the start of Pac-10 play: Cal averaging 75.9 ppg and UW 75.3. The Bears also leads in scoring margin, while the Huskies lead in rebounding margin, turnover margin and offensive rebounds. … Individually in all games, Randle is fourth in the league in scoring and assists, second in 3-point field goals made, and leads in free throw percentage. Boykin is third in field goal percentage. Pondexter is third in scoring and rebounding and leads in offensive rebounding. … Pondexter won his fourth Pac-10 player-of-the-week award last week. No Pac-10 player as ever taken that honor five times in the same season.
Next: 5 p.m. Saturday, at Stanford, Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.; FSN.