No. 22 Arizona 64, California 58
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ Reshea Bristol scored eight of her game-high 21 points in the final two minutes as No. 22 Arizona beat California 64-58 Saturday.
Reserve Angela Lackey added 13 points for the Wildcats (24-6, 13-5 Pac-10), who finished tied for second in the conference despite winning just four of their last seven. The 24 wins by the Wildcats is a school record.
Even with the shaky final stretch, Arizona will likely receive a fourth straight invitation Sunday to the NCAA Tournament.
Kenya Corley scored 18 points to lead California (11-17, 6-12). Shavaki Jackson added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Bears, who led for most of the game before being outscored 13-2 in the final 2:26.
Arizona fell behind by as many as nine in the second half and trailed 56-51 before Bristol’s free-throw shooting helped the Wildcats avoid the upset. Bristol made all six of her free throws in the final two minutes and added a layup at the buzzer as Arizona defeated California for the 10th straight time.
Arizona held the Bears’ leading scorer, Paige Bowie, to seven points on 2-of-13 shooting and forced three turnovers in the final 90 seconds to secure the win.
The Wildcats shot just 45.9 percent from the floor against the Bears, but dominated in rebounds (35-26) and at the free-throw line. Arizona made 28 of 37 free throws overall compared to California’s 8-of-11 from the line.