Cal falls out of first place with loss at Colorado

February 27, 2012, 12:58 am
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Austin Dufault and Spencer Dinwiddie each scored 15 points, Andre Roberson grabbed 15 rebounds and Colorado beat California 70-57 on Sunday, dealing a blow to the Golden Bears' Pac-12 title aspirations.Cal (23-7, 13-4) entered the day tied with Washington for the top spot in the league. The Huskies have two games remaining, while the Golden Bears finish the season at Stanford next Sunday.The Buffaloes (19-9, 11-5) remain in the running to receive one of four automatic byes at the conference tournament. Even more, they kept their flickering hopes afloat for their first league crown since capturing the 1968-69 Big Eight title. Colorado has to win at Oregon and Oregon State - then receive major help.Allen Crabbe had 16 points and Justin Cobbs 15 for the Bears, who had their six-game winning streak snapped. They haven't won in Boulder since Dec. 16, 1974.
If Washington wins at USC on Thursday, and at UCLA on Saturday, they will clinch the Pac-12 regular season title outright.However, if the Huskies drop either of the games, and Cal wins at Stanford on Sunday, the Bears and Huskies will share the regular season crown.In that scenario, the Bears would receive the No.1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament because Cal defeated Washington in their only meeting of the season in Seattle.The Associated Press contributed to this report.