FRESNO -- Tyrone Wallace scored 14 of his 21 points in the first half and capped his night with a dunk in the final minute to help California weather the game-high 27 points from Fresno State's Marvelle Harris and secure a 64-57 victory Sunday.
The Bears (5-1) made 14 of their first 23 shots and led by as many as 15 points thanks to an early 22-4 run sparked by Wallace. The junior provided a pair of highlights after converting a nifty layup through traffic then a 3-pointer on the Bears' next possession.
Still, Cal found itself needing to hold on during the final minute after going scoreless for nearly 5 minutes as Fresno State came as close as five points.
Wallace finished 8 of 14 from the field, and provided 10 rebounds and two steals. Teammate David Kravish added 14 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
Fresno State (1-5) rallied late and cut Cal's lead to five but committed a costly turnover with roughly a minute remaining on a long outlet pass to halt the comeback and shot two air balls. Fresno State dropped its fifth straight.
Despite jumping out to an 8-2 lead, the Bulldogs struggled to find the basket and missed 11 of its first 15 shots (26.7 percent) and committed five turnovers in the first 12 minutes.
But Cal upped its lead to 11 3 minutes later on a Kravish jumper.
Fresno State again threated to comeback after Taylor drained a 3-pointer to cut Cal's lead to 60-53 with 4:52 remaining. Julien Lewis made 1 of 2 free throws with 1:45 left to cut Cal's lead to 60-55. But the Bulldogs got no closer.
Cal: Cal senior David Kravis is closing on the Bears' career blocks record after registering three against Fresno State. Kravis had 191 career blocks, just 16 behind Michael Stewart's record of 207 from 1994-97.
Fresno State: Junior guard Marvelle Harris, who leads the Bulldogs in scoring, has posted 20 or more points in nine career games.
Cal returns home to host Montana on Wednesday.
Fresno State will host UC Irvine on Wednesday.