Men's Basketball

Cardinal Falls to Cal in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) --  Stanford fell to rival California Wednesday night in Las Vegas, 63-51, in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena.

Daejon Davis led seventh-seeded Stanford (20-12) with 16 points and Bryce Wills had 10 as the Cardinals finished 17-of-53 shooting (32%). In the first half, Oscar da Silva become the 48th member of Stanford's 1,000-point club with a basket in the paint.

Matt Bradley and Paris Austin both had 18 points along with six rebounds each to lead Cal. The Golden Bears, (14-18), which entered the tournament as the 10th seed, advanced to play No. 2 UCLA on Thursday. Kareem South added 15 points for the Bears.

The Bears jumped to a 7-0 lead and never trailed. Stanford once tied it at 17. Cal led 30-20 at halftime, capped by a Joel Brown running layup at the buzzer. The Bears built their largest lead at 16 late in the game.

The teams split the regular season with Cal winning the second game at home, 52-50 on Jan. 26. Both teams came into Wednesday having lost two straight at Oregon and at Oregon State.

This was the fourth time the teams have met in the 22-year history of the conference tournament. The series record is 2-2. The last time was in 2012 when the Cardinal won 76-58. The Golden Bears still lead the all-time series 150-125.

The Cardinal entered the Pac-12 Tournament with the nation's sixth-best defense, and the top scoring defense in the Pac-12. Stanford's NET ranking was fourth-highest in the Pac-12, and No. 30 nationally entering the tournament.

Stanford will await word for a possible postseason tournament berth on Selection Sunday.