The Cal women's basketball team ran off 11 straight points to open the second half but could not maintain momentum and fell 74-58 to No. 7 Texas A&M at College Station, Texas, on Saturday.
The Bears' 11-0 surge gave them a 40-38 lead, but turnovers prevented them from handing the Aggies their first nonconference home loss in seven years.
"It's just a great environment to come down and play in. I was happy with my team's energy and how they came out and played," Cal coach Joanne Boyle said. "It's just disappointing that offensively we didn't take care of the ball better and understand what we were looking for a little bit."
Cal (5-2) turned over the ball 25 times to stay winless in two road games.
Sophomore guard Layshia Clarendon led the Bears with 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists. DeNesha Stallworth (Pinole Valley High) scored 14 points with seven rebounds, and Talia Caldwell had 13 points and nine rebounds.
The Aggies (6-0) were led by Danielle Adams, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
San Jose State 85, UC Irvine 70: Justin Graham had 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals and Adrian Oliver added 18 points, leading the Spartans (5-2) past the host Anteaters (4-4).
UC Santa Barbara 80, Santa Clara 69: James Nunnally scored 34 points, leading the Gauchos (4-3) past the host Broncos. Kevin Foster scored 25 for Santa Clara (4-4).
Top-25: Nolan Smith scored 24 points to lead No. 1 Duke (8-0) to an 82-70 victory over Butler in a rematch of last year's national championship game at East Rutherford, N.J., moving Mike Krzyzewski into a tie with Adolph Rupp for third place on the coaching career wins list with 876. Freshman Kyrie Irving added all but four of his 21 in the second half for Duke. "... Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 27 points and hit the go-ahead free throws with 47 seconds left, helping North Carolina (5-3) post a 75-73 win over No. 10 Kentucky (5-2) at Chapel Hill, N.C. "... Justin Holiday had 17 of his career-high 20 points in the first half, Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 18 points and No. 23 Washington (5-2) rolled to a 108-79 win over Texas Tech (5-4) in a Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series game at Seattle. "... Billy White scored 11 points during a 21-3 run in the second half and No. 17 San Diego State beat Wichita State 83-69 to start the season 8-0 for just the third time in school history. "... Demetri McCamey had 11 points and seven assists, and No. 20 Illinois (8-1) made 10 3-point baskets in the second half to score a 73-62 win over Gonzaga (4-3) at Seattle.
Elsewhere: Levi Knutson scored a career-high 22 points, and host Colorado posted an 83-57 win over Oregon State (3-4). Jared Cunningham (San Leandro High) scored 16 for the Beavers. "... Damian Lillard (Oakland High) scored 15 points and stole the ball and hit two free throws with 6.2 seconds left to give host Weber State a 65-61 win over Seattle. "... Eli Holman (Richmond High) had 17 points and 12 rebounds, leading Detroit to a 78-69 win over Wright State in Horizon League play. "... Brian Stafford (Las Lomas High) scored 18 points as Denver beat Cal State Northridge 66-63.