Freshman Jabari Bird, who has missed the past four games after spraining an ankle, practiced for the first time Monday and will play Wednesday when Cal hosts Washington.

"He practiced hard today ... didn't limp. He pretty much looked as if he wasn't worried about it," Bears coach Mike Montgomery said. "I anticipate him getting better every day."

Bird averaged 11.3 points through Cal's first 12 games.

  • Senior guard Justin Cobbs, who averaged 20 points, 10 assists and 5.5 rebounds in road wins over Oregon and Oregon State, has been honored as the Pac-12 Player of the Week.

    Syracuse 69, Boston College 59: Trevor Cooney scored 21 points and the No. 2 Orange (17-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fought off the pesky Eagles (5-12, 1-3).

    Kansas 77, Iowa State 70: Freshman Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 19 rebounds, and the No. 15 Jayhawks (12-4, 3-0) beat the No. 8 Cyclones (14-2, 2-2) for their third straight win to open Big 12 play.

    Duke 69, Virginia 65: Rasheed Sulaimon hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left, and the No. 23 Blue Devils (13-4, 2-2 ACC) beat the Cavaliers (12-5, 3-1).

    Colorado: No. 21-ranked Colorado has lost leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie for the rest of the season with a knee injury. The guard had an ACL injury and will require surgery.

    AP poll: Arizona and Syracuse are Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press poll for a sixth straight week.

    Women

    Stanford: Forward Chiney Ogwumike was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the sixth time this season. She averaged 32 points and 12.5 rebounds and shot 64.1 percent from the field in two games last week.

    Connecticut 66, Baylor 55: Breanna Stewart had 18 points and 11 rebounds as top-ranked Connecticut (18-0) won at Baylor (14-2), ending the Lady Bears' national-best 69-game home winning streak.

    South Carolina: Assistant coach Nikki McCray said she is being treated for breast cancer. McCray was told by doctors her condition was treatable.

    AP poll: Connecticut remains No. 1 in the AP poll. Notre Dame, Duke, Stanford and Louisville followed the unbeaten Huskies, with the first five teams unchanged. Cal moved up four spots to No. 15.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.