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Afternoon run: Cal steals game way from Oregon, Arizona wins in Pullman

Let's get to it ....

Cal 86, Oregon 83 at Haas Pavilion

The Bears somehow found a way to win despite seemingly everything working against them. Here's Jeff Faruado's game story and from John Crumpacker's game story in the SF Chronicle ..

"That was a gut-check," forward Harper Kamp said as the Bears improved to 21-6 overall, 11-3 in the Pac-12. "That was an exciting game, a lot of fun. A little too much stress, but seeing the way my team played, making plays at the end, having a lot of heart, those are the kinds of games you want to be in."
It was a game the Ducks should have and needed to win. Here's the game story

from the Oregonian along with a

blog post

wrapping it up. From Bob Clark's

game story

in the Register Guard ...

“We‘ve just got to worry about ourselves,” UO coach Dana Altman said. “We’re in bad shape for the (title) race. … We had to have that one, we knew that.

“We can’t worry about the race now.”

That’s mostly because the Ducks committed 22 turnovers, including three while attempting to protect a lead in the final three minutes, and the miscues led to 25 points for the Bears, who completed a season sweep of Oregon to extend its winning streak over the Ducks to nine games.

“It was definitely the turnovers that put us in bad shape,” Altman said, acknowledging that Cal’s defense late “turned it up a notch, but we did some fundamentally unsound things.” Arizona 76, Washington State 72 at Beasley Coliseum

The Wildcats buried a whole bunch of 3-pointers and the Cougs, well, they lost another game they had chances to win. From Bruce Pascoe's game story ...

But, no matter all that, here was what UA seniors Kyle Fogg, Brendon Lavender and Jesse Perry saw: Only four more regular-season games remained in their college career after Thursday.

All three played like every minute mattered. Immensely.

Fogg recorded his first career double-double, with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Lavender sank 5 of 7 three-pointers and Perry fought through foul trouble to collect 14 points to ensure that the Wildcats hung on for their fifth straight win.

"He's a senior, he's been at it a long time and he's playing the best basketball of his career," said Miller, who was talking about Lavender but also referred to Fogg and Perry in the same breath. "That's what you hope you can say - that down the stretch of their senior year they were at their best."

Here's his " Seen and Heard" from the game.

Here's Christian Caple's game story and here's his wrap-up blog post.

Stanford 87, Oregon State 82 at Maples Pavilion

Here's Elliott Almond's game story from the Bay Area News Group ... and here's Tom Fitzgerald's game story from the SF Chronicle

From the OSU perspective, here's John Hunt's game story and Paul Buker has this blog wrap up for the Oregonian.