Here's today's game story. Here's the skimmers' version:
Star of the game: Cal guard Jerome Randle -- held to five points in the Seattle game -- hit NBA threes and lightning cross-over dribble drives for a game-high 33 points, including 3-of-5 treys.
Husky of the game: Isaiah Thomas led the Huskies with 24 points, and his six rebounds matched Matthew Bryan-Amaning for the UW lead.
Key stats: Cal outrebounded Washington 25-12 in the first half, when the game was pretty much decided. Their offensive rebounding helped them to 16 second-chance points over those first 20 minutes.
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Key run: Randle scored 11 points of a 21-7 Cal run midway through the first half.
UW quotable: "Well, we played the league leaders tonight and they did a tremendous job. They really hit the boards hard. I thought that was the difference in the entire first half, their ability to go out and get second-chance points. They had 16 of those in the first half and that definitely was the difference. Randle,you knew he would come back and be ready to play and he had an outstanding game.You point to those two and it’s probably the difference in the game." -- UW coach Lorenzo Romar
Cal quotable: "I had this game on my schedule. I know that wasn't the way I play (scoring five points) down in Seattle. I was not 100 percent. I just let it go. We lost the game, but I knew what I was going to produce out here in Berkeley. I just wanted to lead my team and be aggressive." -- Randle
What fans will be talking about: Washington fell to 0-7 on the road. ... Two games out with six games left, the Huskies hopes of defending their regular-season title are on death's door. ... Their only remaining hope of getting to the NCAA tournament seems to be by winning the Pac-10 tournament. ... Randle may have passed Quincy Pondexter as favorite in the Pac-10 player-of-the-year race. (Pondexter had 17 points and four rebounds Thursday, while Randle may be following the formula of being the best player on the best team.)
Next: The Huskies tipoff at Stanford at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Cardinal beat Washington State tonight ... moving to 5-0 at home in league play.