Too much Powe

In the end it was too much Powe. Cal big man Leon Powe scored 30 points and the Bears held off a late Arizona charge to down the Wildcats 75-66

The Bears jumped out to a 9-0 lead and the Wildcats never got back in the game. Arizona cut it as close as five inside of five minutes, but Cal stiffened on the defensive end and converted on some nice passes down low to put some distance between them and the visiting Wildcats.

The story was Powe. Last week he set a career high with 32 points against Stanford and followed it up with the 30 against Arizona. The Cats tried a variety of defenses and defenders but had no answer for the 6-9 junior.

Powe was an unbelievable 10-14 from the field and added 10 rebounds.

The game marked the return of Chris Rodgers and the senior guard looked like a player who had learned a lesson about team work. Rodgers avoided the quick shots and overdribbling and was a factor on the defensive end.

Marcus Williams led the Cats with 21 points and Ivan Radenovic added 14, the only two Wildcats in double figures. Hassan Adams continue to struggle, scoring just seven points, though he did dish out four assists.

Although the Wildcats did not play well, it was more of a case of the Bears being the better team. Cal has not lost since losing to Arizona in Tucson and are riding a six-game win streak.

Kirk Walters was an effective 4-6 from the field, but was saddled with foul trouble and fouled out when he was called for an offensive foul with over four minutes left in the game.

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