Chase Tapley scored 25 points, including two free throws with 8.6 seconds left, and San Diego State beat No. 24 California 64-63 on Sunday, the Aztecs' second win over the Golden Bears in as many seasons.
Tapley came up huge with his offense and defense down the stretch for the Aztecs (8-2), whose last six wins have been by four points or fewer.
Tapley had a rebound with 20 seconds left and fed Jamaal Franklin, who was fouled and made both shots for a 62-58 lead. Cal's Jorge Gutierrez made a layup with 9.2 seconds left before Tapley was fouled and hit both free throws to give the Aztecs a four-point lead. Allen Crabbe of the Bears (6-2) made a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds for the final margin.
The Aztecs made 9 of 10 free throws in the final 2:21. Tapley had 10 of SDSU's final 21 points.
San Diego State beat California 77-57 last season in Berkeley. This was San Diego State's second win over a Pac-12 team this season as the Aztecs beat then-No. 23 Arizona 61-57 at Tucson on Nov. 2...