The Wildcats played a tough game against Washington, and nearly fought their way back to a victory before a Tony Wroten block sent the Huskies out of McKale Center with a steal of a road victory.
The California Golden Bears are at the top of the Pac-12 standings, and Washington is in a dogfight with the UCLA Bruins right now. So there's the Golden Bears' motivation to protect their home court. Arizona's motivation simply lies in showing a desperation that came out late in the Washington game.
Can the Wildcats begin a run tonight in Berkeley, or will a well-executing Cal team be too much?