Cal junior guard Allen Crabbe, already named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, was picked Thursday to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America third team.
The first team is comprised of Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk, Michigan's Trey Burke, Creighton's Doug McDermott, Georgetown's Otto Porter and Indiana's Victor Oladipo.
Crabbe was also named first-team all-District XX, while Stanford's Dwight Powell was second team.
Saint Mary's Matthew Dellavedova was named first-team all-District IX. Santa Clara's Kevin Foster was second team. Santa Clara (24-11) will host George Mason (21-14) in the opener of the College Basketball Invitational championship series at the Leavey Center on Monday at 7 p.m. The Patriots will host Game 2 on Wednesday. Should a third game be needed, it'll be at George Mason (Fairfax, Va.) on Friday. Santa Clara won 81-69 at Wright State on Wednesday. The Saint Mary's women's basketball team (23-10) will play Utah (21-13) in a WNIT quarterfinal Saturday at 2 p.m. at McKeon Pavilion. The Gaels ousted BYU 59-55 on Wednesday, while the Utes eliminated Pacific 60-55 in overtime Thursday. The Cal baseball team (15-10, 4-2) played Pac-12 rival USC (9-15, 2-4) on Thursday night its first-ever game under the lights at Evans Diamond. Eight 90-foot light poles were erected around the field in the offseason. "These facility improvements mean so much to our baseball family and community," Cal coach David Esquer. All-America pitcher Mark Appel limited Washington State (15-9, 2-2 Pac-12) to four hits, and visiting Stanford (12-8, 2-2) posted a 3-0 baseball victory. Appel struck out 10. Brian Ragira had a two-run single in a three-run second inning. He went 3 for 4. Matt Carroll had three hits, including a double, and six RBIs, leading San Jose State (8-18, 2-2 WAC) to a 12-4 rout of host UTSA (15-11, 1-3). The Spartans scored seven times in the first two innings. Ben Griset allowed four hits while striking out 10, leading the Saint Mary's baseball team (8-18, 2-2 WCC) to a 6-0 win at USF (11-14, 3-4). Brenden Kalfus went 2 for 5 with two RBIs. The Santa Clara baseball team (8-17, 0-5 WCC) lost a doubleheader at Portland, 2-1 in 10 innings and 10-3. A bases-loaded walk in the 10th gave the Pilots (10-16, 3-2) a walkoff win in the opener. Two-time defending champion Cal was second with 123.5 points after Day 1 of the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships in Indianapolis. Michigan led with 153. Stanford shared seventh at 81. In the meeting of 2012 U.S. Olympic teammates, Stanford's Kristian Ipsen set an NCAA record in 1-meter diving with 473.75 points. Duke's Nick McCrory was second in 436.60. Stanford's David Nolan won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:41.21, edging Florida's Marcin Cieslak by 0.24 seconds. Arizona won the 400 medley relay in 3:02.09. Cal (Tom Shields, Tony Cox, Trevor Hoyt and Fabio Gimondi) was second in 3:04.46. San Jose State's Cody Blick birdied five of his last six holes en route to a 4-under 66 and a first-place tie at the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course. The Spartans were fifth at 276. Stanford led at 8-under 272, a shot ahead of Saint Mary's. USF was at 275. Blick, USF's Cory McElyea and Seb Crookall-Nixon, Saint Mary's Mac McClung and Stanford's Patrick Rodgers were among nine players at 66. Stanford women gymnasts Ashley Morgan, Ivana Hong and Amanda Spinner were named first-team All-Pac-12.
Dice Flavor, the El Camino Real Derby winner at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 16, is the 5-to-1 second choice in the $2 million UAE Derby on Saturday in Dubai. Dice Flavor will be ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr.
San Francisco hosts the Idaho Steelheads on Friday night at the Cow Palace, the Bulls' final regular-season home game.
Staff writer Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.