A light Bubble Watch Thursday night featured key games for the top two teams in the Pac-10, California and Arizona State. Both won, so they'll meet Saturday in Berkeley (3 p.m. ET, FSN/Comcast SportsNet) for the conference lead heading into the final week of the regular season.
The Golden Bears (19-9, 11-5 Pac-10) pounded Arizona, 95-71. Cal had a 12 point lead at the break, that shrunk to nine early in the second, before they pulled away from the Wildcats. Jerome Randle led the Bears with 24 points. Visit our Cal blog, California Golden Blogs, and our Arizona blog, Arizona Desert Swarm, for postgame reaction for this one.
The Sun Devils (20-8, 10-5 Pac-10), on the other hand, had a more difficult time during their visit to Stanford, prevailing 68-60, thanks to the 24-point, six-board performance of Eric Boateng. You can read more on this one at our Arizona State blog, House Of Sparky.
In other action, Tulsa gave fifth-ranked Duke a game for about 25 minutes, before falling 70-52 in Durham. That defeat snuffed out the Golden Hurricane's already slim at-large hopes. On the other hand, the Blue Devils picked up a decent late season non-conference win to help their case for a number one seed. Head over to Duke Basketball Report for full postgame coverage.