California defeats Washington State 93-88

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)—Jerome Randle scored a career-high 39 points as California beat Washington State 93-88 on Thursday to retain first place in the Pac-10.

California (11-5, 3-1 Pac-10) jumped out to big leads at the beginning of each half, and then held off Washington State rallies to win for the fifth time in six games.

Washington State (12-5, 2-3) fell behind by 20 points in the first eight minutes, but came back to trail by only four at halftime. Hot shooting by Cal, including 11 of 20 3-pointers, kept the Cougars from taking the lead.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 California
Jerome Randle Jerome Randle
11-18,  39 Pts
5 Rebs, 9 Assists
 Washington St.
Reggie Moore Reggie Moore
7-14,  25 Pts
1 Rebs, 5 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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Rebounds
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