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California knocks off No. 12 Arizona 74-73

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 00:36:16-05
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Gabe York dribbled off his foot, then drove to the basket and missed a contested shot in the waning seconds, and California held on behind Jordan Mathews to beat No. 12 Arizona 74-73 on Saturday night.
 
Mathews converted an off-balance layin under pressure with 1:13 to play and finished with a season-best 28 points. Cal stayed unbeaten at home in Haas Pavilion, where students from the sellout crowd of 11,858 rushed the court after the final buzzer.
 
York's 3-pointer with 54.6 seconds left pulled Arizona within two, then Kadeem Allen's layup the next time down tied it at 73 with 39.3 seconds to play.
 
Jaylen Brown made the second of two free throws with 18.4 seconds left for Cal to give Arizona one last chance to win it. But the Wildcats failed to earn Sean Miller his 300th career victory in his first try.