California 71, Stanford 61

Patrick Christopher scored 23 points to help California win the

outright Pac-10 title with a 71-61 victory over Stanford on


Jamal Boykin added 13 points for the Golden Bears (21-9, 13-5),

who swept the season series from their Bay area rivals for the

first time since 1992-93 by winning at Maples Pavilion for just the

second time in 17 trips.

Landry Fields had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinal

(13-17, 7-11), who lost their final four home games of the regular

season. Stanford will finish tied for eighth place in the Pac-10

and needs an Oregon victory against Washington State later Saturday

to avoid Wednesday’s play-in game in the conference tournament.