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Noon hoops: Cal moves into tie atop the Pac-12, Arizona gets a huge win over Colorado

And we now have a tie atop the Pac-12 standings with Cal and UW. Remember the Bears hold the tiebreaker after their win over the Huskies in Seattle. And since the two teams don't play again, the tiebreaker will hold.

Remember's extensive box scores are hyperlinked on the game score.

Cal 75, USC 49 at the Galen Center

After a slow start, Cal came around put the Trojans away to grab a share of the conference lead. The Bears don't plan on it giving it back. Here's Jeff Faraudo's game story ... and from John Crumpacker's game story in the SF Chronicle ...

"It's better than being last," Cal coach Mike Montgomery said. "There's nobody in this league that's clearly head and shoulders above anybody else. We needed to get this win. We had to win here."

The Bears, 19-6 overall, will try to complete a sweep of the L.A. teams on Saturday afternoon against UCLA at the Sports Arena.

"We know that whatever happens (in other games), the rest of the season is in our hands," said Harper Kamp, who scored 14 of his 18 points in a second-half surge by the Bears. "We've got to take advantage of that and play all games hard. We want to be on top of this thing at the end."Here's Gary Klein's game story from the LA Times and

Arizona 71, Colorado 57 at the McKale Center

Big win for the Wildcats last night. If you don't think Arizona isn't going to be a scary team at the Pac-12 tourney, then you don't know basketball .

Lots of coverage from the Arizona Daily Star ...

Here's Bruce Pascoe's game story, while Patrick Finley has the " seen and heard" and this story on Colorado. Columnist Greg Hansen wrote about the Wildcats' attitude toward these games late in the season. From the column ...

In February 2012, it is clear that basketball is going to be hard for the Wildcats, maybe not Saturday against Utah or in a few weeks against Kevin O'Neill's USC Trojans, but on most nights this is the way of Pac-12 basketball for the clump of teams now separated at the top by one game.