California 81, Utah 45

California 81, Utah 45

Published Jan. 15, 2012 12:40 a.m. ET

Justin Cobbs had 14 points and a career-high 11 assists, Jorge Gutierrez added 15 points and California stayed atop the Pac-12 with an 81-45 win over Utah on Saturday night.

Harper Kamp added 14 points and six assists while Emerson Murray had 10 points as the streaking Golden Bears remained unbeaten in 13 home games this season.

Cal (15-4, 5-1 Pac-12) stayed tied with Bay Area rival Stanford in the conference race after sending the Utes to their fourth loss in five games.

Josh Watkins led Utah (4-13, 1-4) with 15 points.


The Bears, who have won three straight, led by as many as 39 and looked sharper offensively than they did two nights earlier when they struggled to beat Colorado.