Freshman Tyrone Wallace had 10 points and 10 rebounds and California held off a late run to beat UC Santa Barbara 68-59 on Tuesday night.
Robert Thurman, a walk-on two years ago, scored a season-high 14 points for the Golden Bears (7-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Allen Crabbe added 12 points while David Kravish had 10.
Cal never trailed and led by 22 midway through the second half before Santa Barbara (4-6) made a late push to pull within 68-59 with 15.8 seconds left. The Gauchos managed only one shot after that.
Kyle Boswell had 12 points for Santa Barbara.