Cal Downs Oregon State in Nail-Biter, 60-59
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/23/2013

Feb. 23, 2013

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Justin Cobbs had 18 points and surging California won its fifth straight game by outlasting a late rally from Oregon State for a 60-59 victory on Saturday.

California (18-9, 10-5 Pac-12) has won seven of its last eight games, including victories over then-No. 7 Arizona and No. 23 Oregon.

The Golden Bears led by as many as 14 points but Oregon State cut it to 45-42 on Joe Burton's layup with 8:32 left in the game. The Beavers (13-15, 3-12) stayed within reach and Devon Collier's layup cut Cal's lead to 58-55 with 1:47 left.

Justin Cobbs hit a jumper from atop the key for California before Collier made four straight free throws to come within 60-59 with 43 seconds left.

With 10 seconds left, Cobbs missed a jumper out front. But Ahmad Starks' 3-point attempt missed with a second left on the clock to end it.