EUGENE, Ore. -- The California Golden Bears made it 12 straight wins over the Oregon Ducks with a 96-83 win in Pac-12 men's basketball Thursday night.
The Bears (11-4) improved to 2-0 in conference while No. 17 Oregon lost its second straight game after winning 13 in a row to begin the season.
Freshman Jordan Mathews scored 32 points while guard Justin Cobbs added 20 points and 11 assists for the Bears. Forward Richard Solomon added 16 points and guard Tyrone Wallace had 14 for Cal.
Guard Joseph Young had 29 points to lead the Ducks and forward Mike Moser added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Cal trailed 60-59 before it scored eight straight points beginning with three-point plays by Solomon and Wallace before forward Christian Behrens had a tip-in to put the Bears ahead 67-60 with 10:10 remaining in the game.
Guard Johnathan Loyd added a steal and layup before Cal hit four free throws. Young followed with three free throws and then made a rebound basket to get the Ducks within 76-74 with 5:14 to play.
Mathews made a three-pointer and Cobbs had a put-back to give Cal a 81-74. Mathews later had two free throws and Solomon dunked to put the Bears ahead 87-77.
Cal led 46-42 at halftime and pushed the lead to 49-42 on a 3-pointer by Mathews to start the second half before Oregon scored eight straight points. Guard Joseph Young converted a three-point play and guard Damyean Dotson had two free throws before Moser put Oregon ahead 50-49 on a three-pointer with 16:41 left to play.
Young stretched the lead with a basket before Solomon made a three-point play to tie the game 52-52. Young added a couple free throws to give Oregon a 56-54 lead, but Cobbs made a three-pointer for Cal and Solomon dunked to put the Bears ahead 59-56.
Guard Dominic Artis drove for a basket to get Oregon within 59-58 and Young added a couple free throws as the Ducks took a 60-59 lead with 11:56 to play.
The first half was also a back-and-forth affair.
Wallace and Young trade 3-pointers before Loyd scored to put Oregon ahead 11-10 early.
Mathews then converted a three-point play to put Cal ahead 15-11 with 14:59 left in the first half.
Oregon closed within 19-18 on a 3-pointer by Moser before forward David Kravish scored for Cal and Mathews added two free throws to put the Bears ahead 23-18 with 12:27 left in the half.
Cobbs hit a jumper for California and Wallace drilled a 3-pointer as Cal went up 28-24 with 10:25 left in the first half. Young scored seven straight Oregon points to tie the game at 36 before Kravish and Wallace scored to put the Bears back up 40-36. Mathews and Cobbs each scored to push the lead to 44-36 for Cal.
Young converted a three-point play and Moser capped the first half with a three-pointer as Oregon got within 46-42 at the half.
Mathews scored 20 points and Wallace added 10 in the first half as Cal shot 51.6 percent from the field. Young led Oregon with 13 points.
NOTES: Oregon announced the addition of transfer F Brandon Austin, a 6-foot-6 freshman who was suspended this year by Providence before he played in a game. Austin was a top-50 national recruit who will not be eligible this season, but will be able to play for the Ducks at the end of next fall term in late December. ... Oregon also announced that Jordan Bell, a freshman who signed with the Ducks this season but was declared ineligible this year, will not join the team until next season. ... Six-foot-eight F Arik Armstead joined the Ducks after playing defensive end for the football team. He sat out a redshirt season last year.