Talk about an awful trip to the Bay Area.
No. 1 for the past eight weeks, Arizona will likely fall out of the top spot and could be without forward Brandon Ashley for the rest of the season after a 60-58 loss to Cal on Saturday night.
“Our guys hung in there with great effort and togetherness,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “We came up short.”
Arizona (21-1, 8-1 Pac-12) went into the game on a school-record 21-game winning streak after holding off Stanford on Wednesday to start the two-game Northern California swing.
Few things went right for the Wildcats, but the worst news was the injury to Ashley.
Ashley injured his right foot grabbing a rebound in the opening minutes and didn’t return, spending the second half with a walking boot and crutches.
“It’s a foot injury. It looks to be broken,” Miller said after the game.