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Men's Basketball

Tough One in Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. – Tipping-off to close out its three-game road trip, Stanford men's basketball dropped a tight contest to California, 52-50, on Sunday afternoon at Haas Pavilion.
Oscar da Silva had 13 points and seven rebounds for Stanford (15-4, 4-2). The loss knocks the Cardinal out of first place in the Pac-12.
Paris Austin made two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining to seal the victory, finishing with 15 points overall. Matt Bradley scored 14 and Kareem South added 13 for the Golden Bears (9-10, 3-3 Pac-12).
Bryce Wills appeared to score at the buzzer but the basket was waved off by an official. After a brief review the call was upheld, allowing California to split the season series with its Northern California rival.
It's the fifth consecutive season that the Bears and Cardinal have split their two games.
Stanford was coming off an 82-78 overtime loss at USC on Jan. 18 when the Cardinal blew a 17-point halftime lead.
Stanford hosts Oregon State on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. The game will air on Pac-12 Networks, and tickets are available here.