Cal suffered its fifth straight loss – the Bears longest losing streak of the season – as Stanford defeated the Bears 70-55 on Thursday night in Berkeley.
Oscar da Silva led Stanford with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaiden Delaire added 14 points for the Cardinal, which shot 54.2 percent from the field. Matt Bradley led the Bears with 24 points while going 5-for-7 on three-pointers. Andre Kelly added 15 points.
The Bears (7-13, 2-11 Pac-12) trailed by 12 at halftime, and Stanford (11-7, 7-5) won despite being without three starters (Daejon Davis, Bryce Wills, Ziaire Williams) for the fifth straight game.
The Cardinal and Cal play each other again on Sunday night at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion.
Pregame: Both teams came into Thursday’s game on losing streaks. Cal (7-12, 2-10 Pac-12 before Thursday’s game) was riding a four-game losing streak, matching its longest losing streak of the season. Stanford