BVarsity Blog

Sunday, Mar 03 2013 11:25 AM

Bakersfield High grad Tyrone Wallace abuses rim for Cal

BY ZACH EWING Californian staff writer

Independence boys basketball team was the local basketball story of the day Saturday, with its 11-0 run to end a dramatic 62-60 over Mission Oak in the Division III Central Section championship in Fresno.

But a couple of hours to the west, an old Bakersfield prep star was doing his thing and landing on ESPN. Bakersfield High grad Tyrone Wallace, a freshman for Cal, has seemingly gotten better and better and done more and more for the Golden Bears this year. That culminated yesterday as Cal beat Colorado 62-46 behind Wallace's 16 points and 11 rebounds. The win clinched Cal a bye in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament, which begins a week from Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Oh — and Wallace did this:

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