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February 2, 2015 at 9:06 AM

Huskies hoops links: Cal drops last-second dagger to upset UW

California's David Kravish dunks over Washington's Quevyn Winters in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Seattle. California won 90-88. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

California’s David Kravish dunks over Washington’s Quevyn Winters in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Seattle. California won 90-88. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The Huskies woke up Monday morning knowing they have a steep hill to climb if they’re going to get back into the Pac-12 race.

Sunday’s heartbreaking 90-88 loss to California, was the third straight defeat for Washington, which was swept for the second straight season by the Golden Bears.

Here’s the game stories in the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press and News Tribune.

And here’s the box score and updated season stats.

Since starting the season 11-0, the Huskies are 3-7 in the past 10 games.

There’s nine regular-season games remaining, four at home (Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah) and five on the road (Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, UCLA and USC).

Washington desperately needed a win Sunday against California. The loss dropped the Huskies (14-7, 3-6) into a three-way ninth place tie in the Pac-12 standings with Cal and ASU.

Needless to say Washington’s postseason hopes are fading fast.

MONDAY MORNING LINKS:

Jakob Poeltl had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Utah crushed Southern California 67-39. The Utes were up 32-12 at halftime and led by as many as 29 points in the second half. Delon Wright added 11 points and five rebounds and Jordan Loveridge scored 10 points for Utah (17-4, 7-2 Pac-12).

Malik Martin scored 11 points to lead USC (9-12, 1-8). The Trojans shot just 26.5 percent, including 1 of 12 from 3-point range, to lose its sixth straight. It was their largest margin of defeat this season. Looks like second-year coach Andy Enfield is also feeling the heat. He’s 3-24 in Pac-12 games. “We have a plan and we’re sticking to it. We would like the process to be sped up. We have an enthusiastic vision for the future,” Enfield told the Los Angeles Daily News.

— And finally, here’s a look at the standings.

Pac-12 Conference Standings

TEAM CONF W-L TOTAL W-L
No. 6 Arizona 8-1 20-2
No. 11 Utah 7-2 17-4
Stanford 6-3 15-6
Oregon 5-4 15-7
Oregon State 5-4 14-7
UCLA 5-4 13-9
Colorado 4-5 11-10
Washington State 4-5 10-11
Washington 3-6 14-7
California 3-6 13-9
Arizona State 3-6 11-11
USC 1-8 9-12

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