BERKELEY -- California senior point guard Tyrone Wallace was in such a groove that, even hours after the 97-65 win over Rice on Friday, he was still getting assists. Wallace -- who went 9-of-12 from the field, 1-of-2 from three-point range and 1-of-1 from the free throw line -- scored 20 points, and tallied nine assists, getting one more after a review of the game.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1611504-rabb-nets-double-d... Wallace's 20-point performance was the 17th time in his career that he's scored at least 20 points, and he's now scored 16 or more in 24 of his 34 career games.
Wallace was just one of the cogs in the machine, though, as all five starters ended the game in double figures scoring, with freshman Jaylen Brown scoring 14 points in 15 minutes (he had four fouls on the night) on 5-of-15 shooting, freshman Ivan Rabb tallying 14 points and 13 rebounds in 16 minutes of play, a much-more-sure-of-himself Jabari Bird tallying 11 in 27 minutes and adding four rebounds, and Jordan Mathews pouring in 13 in 23 minutes and hitting 2-of-5 from three.
One of Mathews' threes capped off a 13-0 run, giving Cal a 27-11 lead wiht 9:05 left in the first half. During that run, the Bears held the Owls scoreless for over six minutes.
Wallace added six rebounds, while Georgetown transfer Stephen Domingo pulled down seven in his 25 minutes on the floor.
Cal turned the ball over seven times, while tallying 16 assists on 36 field goals, out-rebounding Rice, 48-30.
While the Bears were taking care of business, the Pac-12 suffered embarrassing losses, as Arizona State fell, 63-66 to Sacramento State, and Monmouth bested UCLA, 84-81. Other Pac-12 teams won by too-close-for-comfort margins, with Utah beating Southern Utah, 82-71, Washington beat Texas 77-71 in Shanghai and Stanford edged Green Bay 93-89, needing an overtime period to do it. Colorado also lost, dropping a 68-62 decision to Iowa State.