- Associated Press - Sunday, February 2, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - With fans rushing the floor and surrounding him in a sea of gold, California coach Mike Montgomery kept screaming and yelling at them to get back.

One of the biggest wins in school history would have to wait - about a second, anyway.

Justin Cobbs hit a step-back jumper with 0.9 seconds left, then security had to push fans away following a timeout before Cal held on to stun No. 1 Arizona 60-58 on Saturday night, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.

“Honestly, I was getting claustrophobic,” Cobbs said, laughing. “I couldn’t breathe.”

Cobbs, who scored Cal’s final 12 points, dribbled to his left and beat Nick Johnson before pulling up in front of an oncoming defender to sink the winning shot that sent the raucous, gold-shirt wearing crowd at Haas Pavilion spilling onto the court.

Not realizing a timeout had been called, fans frantically ran onto the floor. Montgomery and others cleared the court before Gabe York’s full-court pass was knocked down to give the Bears (15-7, 6-3 Pac-12) their first victory over a No. 1 opponent since Jan. 30, 1994, when they beat UCLA 85-70 at the Oakland Coliseum.

“I think it’s just good for Cal, and I think it’s good for the university and the students to come out and have that kind of excitement,” Montgomery said. “I think one of the things you’re trying to generate is them enjoying the game, enjoying the experience, and I think there was some of that tonight.”

Arizona (21-1, 8-1), which had won a school-record 21 straight games after edging Stanford 60-57 on Wednesday night, was one of three unbeaten teams left in Division I. Now only second-ranked Syracuse (21-0), which outlasted No. 17 Duke 91-89 in overtime Saturday, and No. 4 Wichita State (23-0) remain.

Even worse for the Wildcats, coach Sean Miller said starting forward Brandon Ashley appeared to have broken his right foot going for a rebound in the opening minutes. He was scheduled to have an X-ray when the team gets back to Tucson, Ariz., Miller said.

Cobbs finished with 19 points and seven assists, David Kravish had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Richard Solomon scored 12 points to propel Cal. The Bears improved to 3-24 against teams ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll, and they had never beaten a top-ranked team in Berkeley.

“It’s good just getting that much love from the students,” Solomon said.

Kaleb Tarczewski scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds, and T.J. McConnell had 13 points for the Wildcats, who shot just 32.3 percent from the floor. Cal, which shot 44.6 percent, held Johnson - Arizona’s star guard - to four points on 1-of-14 shooting.

“Because we’ve been in this situation so many times, we’re really comfortable. We weren’t worried at all. We were ramped up,” Tarczewski said. “Cobbs made a really, really tough shot.”

The game attracted quite an audience, too.

There were 21 scouts from 14 different NBA teams in attendance. Former Wildcats coach Lute Olson sat in the stands behind Arizona’s bench, and Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin - a former Cal baseball player - also supported his Bears.

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