Cardinal Fall To Rival Cal, 71-61
March 6, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -Patrick Christopher scored 23 points to help California win the outright Pac-10 title with a 71-61 victory over Stanford on Saturday.
Jamal Boykin added 13 points for the Golden Bears (21-9, 13-5), who swept the season series from their Bay area rivals for the first time since 1992-93 by winning at Maples Pavilion for just the second time in 17 trips.
Landry Fields had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (13-17, 7-11), who lost their final four home games of the regular season. Stanford will finish tied for eighth place in the Pac-10 and needs an Oregon victory against Washington State later Saturday to avoid Wednesday's play-in game in the conference tournament.