BERKELEY, Calif. -- Jerome Randle scored 24 points and California rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Washington State 86-70 Saturday and remain in first place in the Pac-10.
The Golden Bears (17-8, 9-4) swept a weekend series for just the second time this season to maintain their lead in the conference and move a step closer to their first Pac-10 title in 50 years.
After rolling past Washington 93-81 on Thursday night, Cal had a much more difficult time against the Cougars (15-10, 5-8), falling behind by double digits early before rallying. The Bears scored the final 15 points to break open a close game.
Thompson scored 23 of his 28 points in the first half for the Cougars.
Hal "King" Lear, a Temple basketball star during the 1950s, died Saturday at his White Plains, New York home.
Sebastien Bellin's friend Chris Young joins Ryan Smith on Outside the Lines to discuss his friend's bravery, courage and strength after surviving the Brussels bombings in March.
Andrew White III is leaving the Nebraska men's basketball team and will play elsewhere for his final college season.