Richard Solomon scored seven points as part of an opening 14-0 run, and Cal got another steady performance from Tyrone Wallace in a 75-47 win over Southern Utah on Monday at Haas Pavilion.
Justin Cobbs added six points and eight assists for the Golden Bears (4-0), who overcame an off night by leading scorer Jabari Bird. Cal's freshman guard had eight points but committed eight turnovers.
Solomon finished with a season-high 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots, and Wallace had 15 points and four rebounds. The two combined with David Kravish to score 15 points during a 24-3 run in the second half when Cal pushed its lead to 38.
A.J. Hess scored 14 points for Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds (1-2) shot just 29.3 percent.
Idaho State 93, USF 90: Chris Hansen had 33 points to lead Idaho State to an overtime victory at USF.
Tomas Sanchez made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to put the Bengals (2-1) ahead for good 92-90. USF (2-2) turned the ball over attempting to inbound from under its own basket, and Sanchez went to the line again, making 1 of 2.
Sanchez finished with a career-high 24 points, and the win snapped the Bengals 22-game nonconference road losing streak. Chris Adams led the Dons with 21 points.
Michigan State 82, Portland 67: Keith Appling matched a career high with 25 points to help No. 1 Michigan State pull away to beat visiting Portland (1-2) in the Spartans' first game as a top-ranked team in 13 years.
The Spartans (4-0) were sluggish for more than a half, playing several hours after being voted No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time since they were defending champions during the 2000-01 season. The only other season in which they were atop the poll was 1978-79, when the Magic Johnson-led team went on to claim the NCAA title.
Michigan State made it to No. 1 because it beat then-top-ranked Kentucky last week.
Arizona 100, Fairleigh Dickson 50: Gabe York scored 20 points, Nick Johnson added 16 and No. 5 Arizona (4-0) crushed Fairleigh Dickinson (1-3) in Tucson, Ariz., to open the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Duke 91, UNC Asheville 55: Jabari Parker had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 6 Duke (3-1) beat UNC Asheville (1-3) in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Durham, N.C.
Florida 67, Southern 53: No. 16 Florida (3-1) lost point guard Kasey Hill to an ankle injury in a home victory against Southern (1-4). Hill, a freshman averaging 10 points a game, suffered a high ankle sprain.
UCLA 86, Sacramento State 50: Jordan Adams scored 21 points, including seven straight during a 14-0 second-half run, to lead No. 22 UCLA past Sacramento State (1-2) in Los Angeles.
Baylor 79, Rice 46: Odyssey Sims scored 33 points, outscoring Rice (2-2) much of the game on her own as No. 9 Baylor (3-0) extended its nation's-best home winning streak to 60 games.