Cal holds off Washington, earns league-best sixth win

Cal holds off Washington, earns league-best sixth win
January 20, 2012, 3:40 am
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Allen Crabbe scored 16 points, unheralded walk-on Robert Thurman added a career-high 16 off the bench, and California remained in at least a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with a critical 69-66 win over Washington on Thursday night.Justin Cobbs added 14 points, including a key 3-pointer from the corner in front of his own bench with 2:28 left that gave California (16-4, 6-1 Pac-12) a 66-58 lead. He later split a pair of free throws with 8.2 seconds left to put the Golden Bears up by three.After a timeout, Washington's Darnell Gant got an open look at a 3-pointer to tie the game, but missed off the front rim. It capped a miserable night for Gant, who was 0 for 9 from the field, including six misses from behind the arc.Terrence Ross led Washington (11-7, 4-2) with 15 points, including a pair of late three-pointers.The Bears will need more nights like this from 6-foot, 10-inch Thurman, as Richard Solomon was ruled ineligible for the remainder of the season due to academics.NEWS: Cal's Solomon to miss rest of season
The Associated Press contributed to this report

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