Wright entered needing just one assist to break a tie with Colorado great Jay Humphries (1980-83) at 562. Wright set the record on a bounce pass to Evan Battey for a 5-2 lead, and he finished with a career-high 12 helpers and 13 points.
D’Shawn Schwartz added 18 points and Maddox Daniels had 12 for Colorado (10-3, 4-2 Pac-12), which has won three straight heading into a matchup with Stanford on Saturday. Walker was 9 of 13 from the field to help secure his second straight double-double. The Buffaloes made 55% of their field goals, including 12 of 21 from 3-point range with three apiece from Walker and Schwartz.
Colorado took its first double-digit lead during a 13-0 run — with 3-pointers by Jeriah Horne, Walker and Daniels — to make it 32-20. The Buffaloes led by at least nine points the rest of the way.
Andre Kelly scored 16 points, Makale Foreman had 13 and Ryan Betley 12 for California (6-8, 1-6). The Golden Bears were without all-Pac-12 guard Matt Bradley after suffering an injury against Oregon State on Jan. 2.
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