Stanford Cardinal vs. California Bears Live Blog: Instant Analysis

Trey WarrenContributor IIIFebruary 5, 2014

Jan 2, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; California Golden Bears guard Tyrone Wallace (3) looks to pass the ball to the center during the second half against the Stanford Cardinal at Maples Pavilion. California won 69-62. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanford Cardinal split the season series with the California Bears tonight, winning 80-69 in Berkeley.

Stanford led for most of the game and at one point led by 18 points. The Bears cut it down to six at halftime before the Cardinal would run away with the game.

Free-throws may have been the biggest story of the game. Stanford's attempts inflated in the final two minutes but still shot 80 percent (28-35) at the charity stripe, while Cal shot just 57 percent (12-21). 

Stanford's Dwight Powell finished the game with a double-double. He led the Cardinal with 22 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. He was also 11-14 from the free-throw line.

Cal had two players finish the game with more than 20 points. Justin Cobbs had 24 and Tyrone Wallace finished with 21. Although Cobbs was the game's leading scorer, he finished with more turnovers (5) than assists (4).

The two teams are now tied in the Pac-12 standings with matching 6-4 conference records. Stanford has won two-straight and has a week off before traveling to Washington to play the Huskies. 

Cal also has a week off before playing at Washington State.