Breaking down No. 25 California's loss to No. 18 Arizona on the road at McKale Center

No. 25 Cal dropped a 64-61 decision to No. 18 Arizona on the road on Thursday, and with an Oregon win, the Bears no longer have a shot at the regular-season Pac-12 title. Ivan Rabb had arguably his best game as a Bear, but it wasn't able to overcome a late-game collapse.

  • Ivan Rabb finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds – his team-leading ninth double-double of the season. He also hit his first 3-ponter of the season from the top of the key with 3:22 left.
  • Cal outrebounded Arizona, 44-31, and held a 28-10 scoring advantage on second-chance points. The Wildcats entered game with +10.7 rebounding margin, while Cal was +7.2.
  • Cal is now 3-2 vs. ranked opponents this year with wins over Utah, Arizona (at home) and Oregon, and losses at Virginia and Arizona.
  • With his 13 rebounds, Rabb increased his season total to 254, which ranked second on Cal’s freshman list behind only Ryan Anderson (269, 2006-07) and Leon Powe (256, 2003-04).
  •  Jordan Mathews finished with 12 points to increase his career total to 1,133 points and tying him for 33rd in school history with Harper Kamp (2008-12). He also made two 3-pointers to raise his season total to 77, extending a career high.
  • Tyrone Wallace moved up one spot on Cal’s career rebounding list, now with 661 for 14th all-time.
  • Jabari Bird finished with 13 points, the seventh time in his last eight games he’s reached double figures.
  • Centers Kameron Rooks and Kingsley Okoroh combined for 10 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Cal shot just 36.5% from the field (23-of-63), the second-worst shooting night the Bears have had this season (the worst being at Colorado on Jan. 31, 2015).
  • Only twice this season has Cal had fewer than the seven assists it had on Thursday against Arizona. Top Stories