Golden Bears rally to top Ducks

EUGENE — California's Jorge Gutierrez has been the most prolific scorer in the Pac-10 this month. He upped his average against Oregon on Thursday night.

Gutierrez scored 23 points as the Golden Bears rallied in the second half to beat the Ducks 81-71 after trailing by 11 at halftime.

Allen Crabbe also scored 19 for Cal (15-13, 8-8 Pac-10), Brandon Smith added 18 and the Golden Bears shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half en route to their seventh straight win against Oregon (14-13, 7-8).

Tyrone Nared scored a career-high 16 points to lead Oregon. Joevan Catron added 14 points, Garrett Sim 12 and E.J. Singler 11.

Cal went on a 15-4 run to take a 55-54 advantage with 11:38 remaining. Gutierrez scored seven points during the run, and Harper Kamp finished it with a layup in transition to give the Golden Bears their first lead since Crabbe opened the game with a 3-pointer.

Teondre Williams followed with a 3-pointer to put the Ducks up 57-55, but Cal scored the next six points to take a 61-57 lead with 8:20 to play, a run capped by a 3-pointer by Gutierrez.

Oregon tied the game at 65-all with just over four minutes remaining, but the Ducks left Smith alone on the perimeter at the other end, and the sophomore drained his fourth 3-pointer of the game to put Cal back on top for good.

Southern California 65,No. 10 Arizona 57

At Los Angeles, Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and his teammates came up with two huge blocks in the closing minutes to help Southern California upset Arizona.

Jio Fontan added 21 points and Alex Stepheson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans (16-12, 8-7 Pac-10), who extended their winning streak to a season-best three games.

Jesse Perry scored 12 points and Kevin Parrom added 10 for the Wildcats (23-5, 12-3), whose eight-game winning streak ended on an off-night for offensive star Derrick Williams, who scored a season-low eight points.

UCLA 71, Arizona State 53

At Los Angeles, Malcolm Lee scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half and UCLA used a balanced attack to beat Arizona State.

Five players scored in double figures for the Bruins (20-8, 11-4 Pac-10), including Tyler Honeycutt with 13 points. Joshua Smith and Reeves Nelson had 12 points apiece.


No. 2 Stanford 73,Oregon State 37

At Stanford, Calif., Sarah Boothe scored 16 points, Kayla Pedersen had 13 and Stanford clinched a share of its 11th straight Pac-10 title.

Stanford (25-2, 16-0) can clinch the outright conference title by beating Oregon on Saturday.

Sage Indendi led Oregon State (9-17, 2-13) with 12 points.

Oregon 60, California 46

At Berkeley, Calif., Ariel Thomas scored 21 points as Oregon snapped a four-year, 10-game losing streak to California.

The game was close for the first 10 minutes, but then the Golden Bears (14-13, 6-10 Pac-10) went 6:24 without scoring, allowing the Ducks (13-13, 4-11) to pull away for good.

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