Bears Throttle Washington, Remain Undefeated In Conference Play
(1090 The Fan) — One game after snapping a 12-game winless streak against ranked opponents, the Washington Huskies were thoroughly dismantled by Cal 82-56, Wednesday night.
Cal (13-4, 4-0) remained undefeated in Pac-12 conference play by out-shooting the Huskies 55 percent to 30 percent from the field.
Tyrone Wallace had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead five double-digit scorers for the Bears. Cal forward Richard Solomon added 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Washington (11-7, 3-2) had won five of its last six games thanks to a defense that was suddenly holding opponents to a 61.8 points per game average, down nearly 18 points from its average over its first 13 games.
Against Cal, Wednesday night, the Huskies fell behind after the Bears went on a 20-3 run during a 7-minute stretch midway through the first half. The run put Cal ahead 22-11 with 8:15 to play. The Bears would take a 30-17 lead into the break and never trailed from there.
The Huskies struggled to score in the first half, suffering through multiple scoring droughts that lasted at least four minutes. The team shot just 24 percent in the first half.
C.J. Wilcox finished with 18 points and six rebounds to lead the Huskies, a game after posting a career-high 31 points.
Washington will look to rebound at Stanford — which is coming off a blowout win over Washington State — Saturday.
-Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan
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