BOULDER, Colo. -- Jordan Mathews scored 19 points and the Cal Golden Bears stretched their winning streak to five with a 68-61 win at Colorado on Thursday night.
Tyrone Wallace's 5-foot jumper with 21 seconds left put Cal ahead 65-61 after the Buffs had used a 13-5 run to pull within two. Sam Singer then stole the ball at midcourt from Askia Booker and David Kravish was fouled and sank two free throws to seal it.
Mathews hit five 3-pointers as the Golden Bears (16-9, 6-6 Pac-12) snapped a six-game skid in Boulder, where they last won on Dec. 16, 1974.
The Buffaloes (11-12, 4-7), who were coming off a 28-point blowout to Utah, lost back-to-back home games for the first time under fifth-year coach Tad Boyle.
Mathews' first 3-pointer came during a run that put the Golden Bears ahead 26-20 before the Buffs pulled to 28-27 at halftime.