Golden victory: Cal upsets Arizona
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"We didn't come here not to play hard," Cal coach Ben Braun said. "From an effort standpoint it was there. Against a team like Arizona, our team had to play that way."
The Wildcats never led in the game and were upset for the second time in the past nine days. They also fell to Washington, 96-83, on January 29.
Arizona was within 73-71 later on, but the Golden Bears scored six straight and grabbed a 79-71 edge when Powe hit a pair of free throws after Frye's fifth foul.
The Wildcats later clawed as close as 83-81 on Adams' three-pointer with just 30 seconds remaining.
But Midgley was good on two from the line after that, and Arizona missed a pair of three-pointers before the buzzer.
The Wildcats were just 5-of-20 from three-point range, despite shooting 50 percent overall from the field.
The Wildcats pulled within two points several times after that, but the Golden Bears' lead reached as high as 12 when Powe's jumper capped a 10-0 burst to make it 29-17 with 9:44 remaining in the first half.
"He did a great job," Braun added. "If you look at the improvement he's had so far...just in passing the ball out of double teams. He had to make some very good reads tonight. I was very happy with his effort tonight."
Arizona got as close as 49-46 late, but
The Golden Bears were a scorching 20-of-34 from the floor in the first half, including 8-of-14 from beyond the arc. The Wildcats went 17-of-31 from the field.