(15) Arizona State 64

(14-4, 5-3 Pac-12)

California 66

(13-5, 5-3 Pac-12)

    10:00 PM ET, January 19, 2006

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    #15ASU 24 4064
    CAL 36 3066

    Cal freshmen fuel upset of No. 13 Arizona State

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Freshmen Devanei Hampton and Alexis Gray-Lawson combined for 40 points, leading California to a 66-64 upset of Arizona State (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today; No. 15 AP) on Thursday night.

    The Bears (15-3, 6-2 Pac-10) beat a ranked team for the first time since since Dec. 21, 1998 -- an 80-75 victory against Colorado State. It was Cal's ninth win in a row at Haas Pavilion, and gave the Bears a 23-22 edge in the all-time series.

    Gray-Lawson finished with 23 points and four assists, and Hampton added 17 points and 14 rebounds, her third double-double of the season. Freshman Ashley Walker had her fifth straight double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

    Amy Denson led Arizona State (14-4, 5-3) with 19 points, and Danielle Orsillo scored 14.

    The Bears jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead, as Hampton scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in the first 4 minutes.

    At the other end, the Sun Devils missed their first eight shots before Denson hit a 15-footer with 15:54 left. Arizona State got within two at 9-7, but Hampton and Gray-Lawson countered with drives to the basket, and the Bears pulled away again.

    The lead eventually grew to 25-9, but the Sun Devils began to work the ball inside more effectively, and got within eight with 4:05 left, despite shooting just 26 percent at the time.

    The Bears, though, responded with another run, as a third freshman, Jene Morris, scored seven points in the last 4:14 to give Cal a 36-24 lead at the break.

    In the second half, Cal never let the Sun Devils closer than seven points until a follow shot by Emily Westerberg made it 56-50.

    That was part of a 11-2 Arizona State run, fueled by the absence of Hampton, who turned her left ankle with 7:22 remaining. She returned 2 minutes later, and the Sun Devils, plagued by missed free throws, could never get closer than two.

    Cal also struggled from the line, converting just 13 of 25 (55.3 percent), but Rene Wright and Morris each made one in the last 13 seconds for the final margin.

    Cal's starters played all but 14 minutes, and scored all of the team's points, while Arizona State got 39 points from its bench but only 25 from the starting five.

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