The Cal Golden Bears didn’t panic when they got down by 12 points in the first half, coming back to take the lead by intermission while putting away the Washington Huskies 72-59 Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.
With the win, the Golden Bears (17-8, 8-4 Pac-12 Conference) complete a four-game season sweep of the Pac-12’s Washington contingent and remain at least on the periphery of the race for the regular-season conference title after Arizona took a second loss on Friday night.
The Huskies (14-12, 6-7) led 27-15 before Cal closed the first half on a 19-2 run to take a 34-29 lead at the break.
Cal got the lead to 13 in the second half and then held off Washington the rest of the way.
Tyrone Wallace had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Bears, Richard Solomon added 18 points and Justin Cobbs contributed 10 points and seven assists despite going just 3-for-11 from the floor.
Cal was 27-for-63 (42.9 percent) overall, 4-for-16 (25 percent) from 3-point range and 14-for-22 (63.6 percent) from the free-throw line. Washington was 23-for-64 (35.9 percent), 4-for-21 (19 percent) and 9-for-11 (81.8 percent).
The Huskies had a 41-39 edge on the boards, while the Golden Bears committed only nine turnovers to 14 by Washington.
Cal returns home Wednesday night to host UCLA at 7:30 p.m. Pacific from Haas Pavilion.