BERKELEY -- Cal's comeback from a 16-point deficit got the Golden Bears into overtime against Arizona State on Wednesday night, but no further.
The Sun Devils dominated the extra period to win 89-78, handing the Bears their first loss in 11 games this season at Haas Pavilion.
Unbeaten and tied for first place in the Pac-12 standings just eight days ago, Cal lost for the third straight game. The Bears (14-7, 5-3) will be armed with no momentum Saturday night when they take on unbeaten and top-ranked Arizona in a game that already is a sellout.
"We can't keep losing games," a solemn Justin Cobbs said afterward. "We've got to perform. We've got to win."
The Bears are 1-24 all-time against the nation's No. 1-ranked team, their lone victory coming in the 1960 national semifinals against Cincinnati. Arizona (21-0, 8-0) stayed perfect with a 60-57 win at Stanford.
ASU (16-5, 5-3) got a 3-pointer from sophomore guard Jahii Carson to open the overtime and never trailed. Carson finished with 29 points -- 11 of them in overtime, including 8 for 8 from the free throw line.
Jermaine Marshall scored 22 and made a 3-point shot with 17.7 seconds left that forced the extra session.
"They got a second life with the 3 and the energy swung to them," Cal coach Mike Montgomery said.
Cobbs scored 21 for Cal and Tyrone Wallace, who shot just 2 for 18 in losses at USC and UCLA last weekend, scored 20 points. David Kravish had 16 points and nine rebounds and Richard Solomon contributed 13 rebounds and a career-high six assists, but had five of the Bears' eight missed free throws.
Cobbs scored on a soaring drive to the basket for a 70-69 lead with 44.8 seconds left in the second half as the Bears came all the way back from a 48-32 hole in front of 7,791 energized fans.
Carson lost the ball while going to the basket and Kravish made two free throws with 25.2 seconds left to push the Bears' lead to three points.
The Bears had outscored the Sun Devils 18-5 over the final 7 minutes until Marshall curled around a screen and swished a tough 3-pointer to tie the game. Cobbs missed a jumper with 2 seconds left, sending the game into overtime.
"We knew what they were going to run. We drew it up," Montgomery said of ASU's final play. "We emphasized not giving up a 3. We just didn't defend it."
As was the case last week in Los Angeles, the Bears started slowly.
"We got down big and fought back," Wallace said. "But we gave it back to them. We didn't execute in overtime."
The Bears trailed by 10 points with barely 6 minutes left in regulation when three darting drives to the basket by Cobbs and a 3-pointer by Wallace brought the home team within 65-64.
ASU pushed the lead back to four points before freshman Sam Singer hit a 3-pointer with 1:47 left. That set up Cobbs' dash to the basket for the Bears' first lead of the night.
Arizona (21-0, 8-0 Pac-12) at Cal (14-6, 5-2), 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks