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January 7, 2011TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)-Derrick Williams scored a career-high 31 points, 19 in the second half, and Arizona rallied from a nine-point deficit to escape with a 73-71 victory over the Cal basketball team on Thursday night.
Williams grabbed 12 rebounds and broke his school record for free throw attempts, going 16 of 22.
Down 70-67, the Bears had a chance to tie the game when Arizona's Kevin Parrom fouled freshman Allen Crabbe on a 3-point attempt with 33.5 seconds to play. But Crabbe, an 83-percent free-throw shooter, missed one of the three.
Crabbe led Cal (7-7, 0-2) with 17 points. Jorge Gutierrez added 14 points and four steals. Fourteen of Gutierrez's family members made the 12-hour drive from Chihuahua, Mexico, to see him, for the first time, play for the Bears.
Lamont Jones and Jamelle Horne each scored 10 points for the Wildcats (13-3, 2-1).