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Washington seeks to get a Bay Area split

Jan 13, 2007 - 4:53 PM No. 24 Washington (11-5) at California (10-6) 5:00 pm EST

BERKELEY, California (Ticker) - No. 24 Washington seeks to salvage a Bay Area split when it visits California on Saturday in a Pac-10 Conference matchup.

After a 10-1 start, Washington (11-5, 1-4 Pac-10) has lost four of its first five conference games, including a 78-77 setback at Stanford on Thursday.

Jon Brockman led the Huskies with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

California (10-6, 2-2) is coming off a 73-56 loss to Washington State on Thursday. Freshman Ryan Anderson led the Golden Bears with 17 points and eight rebounds and is the only player in the Pac-10 ranked among the top five in both scoring (17.2) and rebounding (8.6). He also is seventh in the conference in 3-point shooting (44 percent).

The Pac-10 rivals split two meetings last year. The Bears prevailed here, 71-69, as Ayinde Ubaka and Omar Wilkes scored 15 points apiece for California. Washington won the rematch, 73-62, in Seattle.

The Huskies lead the conference in rebounding margin (plus-10.7) and are second in scoring (84.3). Two freshmen - Spencer Hawes (15.4) and Quincy Pondexter (13.6) - are 1-2 in scoring.