BERKELEY, California (Ticker) -- Joe Shipp scored 21 points and Amit Tamir and Brian Wethers added 20 apiece as 21st-ranked California climbed into a tie for second place in the Pac-10 Conference with an 80-72 victory over Arizona State.
The Golden Bears (20-6, 13-4 Pac-10) bounced back after having their 17-game home winning streak snapped Thursday against top-ranked Arizona.
"When you looked out on the floor, you saw a lot of determination," California coach Ben Braun said. "We had a will to win. We weren't just settling for jump shots and we outrebounded Arizona State by about eight or 10 in the second half, and I think those factors really spelled victory for us."
California held a 64-63 edge with just under seven minutes left when Wethers made a free throw to spark an 8-1 spurt.
Tamir capped the surge, hitting a 3-pointer with 4:42 to play to give the Golden Bears a 72-64 lead. Arizona State never pulled within five thereafter.
Tamir hit 5-of-5 from the arc, setting a school record for most 3-pointers in a game without a miss. He broke the mark of Shantay Legans, who made 4-of-4 at Arizona State on February 28, 2002.
Curtis Millage scored 20 points for the Sun Devils (17-10, 9-7), who lost for the fifth time in the last six meetings with the Golden Bears.
"If we just come out and play defense for 40 minutes the way coach wants us to play, we can go in there and will any ballgame," Millage said. "But if you don't put it all together for 40 minutes, you fall short."
"The difference in the basketball game was the fact that they got second shots in the second half," Arizona State coach Rob Evans said. "I thought they did a good job on the offensive glass in the second half."
The Golden Bears pulled down 11 boards on the offensive glass and outrebounded the Sun Devils, 30-22, overall.
Wethers made the first of two free throws with 6:34 left to give California a 65-63 lead. But after he missed the second, Richard Midgley grabbed the offensive rebound.
Midgley was fouled, converted both from the line and increased the advantage to four. A minute later, Tamir fed Shipp for a jumper to make it 69-63.
Out of a timeout, Sun Devils freshman Ike Diogu was fouled and made 1-of-2 from the line with just over five minutes to go and reduced the deficit to five. But Tamir's 3-pointer opened an eight-point cushion.
Shipp, Wethers and reserve guard Donte Smith were honored Sunday as a part of Senior Day celebrations.
Smith took advantage his start, contributing seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in 13 minutes. He nailed a 3-pointer, then a pair of jumpers in the final minute of the first half to help California take a 40-38 lead.
"Donte is just leadership overall. He's been huge for our team," Wethers said. "For him to not get the playing time he's deserved or would like to have had ... (and) come in every day, work hard, make his team better has said so much to his teammates."