California 60, Utah 46

Harper Kamp scored 17 points and Jorge Gutierrez added 12 as

California defeated Utah 60-46 Thursday night for its sixth

straight victory over the Utes.

The first-place Golden Bears (23-6, 13-3) kept alive their

Pac-12 regular-season title hopes, with remaining games at Colorado

on Sunday and at Stanford on March 4.

Cal handed the Utes (5-22, 2-13) an 81-45 loss on Jan. 14.

This one was much closer, at least early. Utah led 10-8, and was

within 22-18 with 5 minutes left in the half before Cal went on a

13-5 run.

A 3-pointer at the buzzer by Justin Cobbs gave Cal a 35-23

halftime lead.

Utah got within 46-39 on a 3-pointer by Chris Hines and a

running jumper by Jason Washburn midway through the second half.

But Cal responded with a 7-0 run to bump its lead back to 14.

Hines led Utah with 15 points.