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Cal Basketball Drops One At Home, Arizona Wins 78-74

The California Golden Bears have been the Pac-12 favorite for much of the first half of the season. Do they have the legs to keep up in the race the rest of the way? They'll be put to the test now after finally dropping one at home, and dropping out of first place in the conference.

The Arizona Wildcats used a huge charge in the first half to swing the game back in their favor, using their athleticism and strength to get easy baskets through most of the game. After falling down 22-9 to start the game, Arizona roared off a 36-13 run to take command, holding a double digit lead early through the second half. Cal eventually rallied back to tie things up with a few minutes left, but missed several opportunities to take the lead and player of the game Kyle Fogg hit the eventual game-winner for the Wildcats as they took the lead with over a minute left and never looked back.

Harper Kamp finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, Jorge Gutierrez added 18, and Allen Crabbe had 15. Fogg finished with 23 points and five three pointers, while Jesse Perry put in 18 points and Nick Johnson chipped in 11.

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