California holds on in 93-81 win over WashingtonFeb 12, 2010 - 4:34 AM By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer
BERKELEY, Calif.(AP) -- Jerome Randle scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half, Jamal Boykin added 20 points and 11 rebounds and first-place California kept hold of its top spot in the Pac-10 with a commanding 93-81 victory over Washington on Thursday night.
Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points to lead the Huskies (16-8, 6-6 Pac-10), who fell to 0-7 on the road and greatly hurt their NCAA tournament hopes. They will likely need to win the Pac-10 tournament next month to earn an NCAA berth.
Randle shot 12 for 19 and helped the Golden Bears (16-8, 8-4) avenge an embarrassing 84-69 defeat at the hands of the Huskies on Jan. 16 in Seattle, which ended Cal's three-game winning streak in the rivalry.
Randle was off that game, going scoreless in the first half and finishing 2 for 9 from the field and 1 of 6 from 3-point range for a season-low five points and a season-worst eight turnovers.
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