No. 11 UCLA Basketball Falls to Cal Poly, 70-68

Nov. 26, 2012

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad led UCLA with 15 points and 10 rebounds as Cal Poly overcame an 18-point deficit in the game's final 12 minutes to defeat the Bruins, 70-68, before 8,317 in New Pauley Pavilion on Sunday night.

Cal Poly's Kyle Odister came off the bench for the visiting Mustangs (2-2) to score 15 points, including the game-winning free throws. Dylan Royer led Cal Poly with 18 points, connecting on 6-of-10 shots, all from three-point range against UCLA (4-2).

Travis Wear scored 14 points, and Jordan Adams rounded out UCLA's list of double-digit scorers with 13 points off the bench.

"It was a very tough loss, after what I thought was a really tough start to the game, where they came down and did exactly what I thought they'd do," UCLA head coach Ben Howland said. "They were very patient. They had a lead, we fought our way and did a good job attacking their 1-3-1 zone better and took the lead at halftime."

UCLA led Cal Poly at halftime, 29-27, and opened a 51-33 lead on the second of two free throw shots from Muhammad at the 12:21 mark in the second half.

The Mustangs trailed by as many as 15 with 9:42 to play (55-40) before using a 23-8 run over the game's next 6:23 to tie the contest, 63-63, at the 3:19 mark.

"You have to give Cal Poly credit," Howland said. "They did a great job of not quitting and not giving up. The three-pointer was huge for them down the stretch and from that point forward they must have had six three-pointers and we got lost quite a bit defensively."

Cal Poly took a 68-65 lead with 34 seconds to play, before UCLA's Larry Drew II made one free throw and Adams made a layup with 17 seconds remaining to tie the contest, 68-68.

After a foul committed by Norman Powell with 11 seconds remaining, Odister made two free throw attempts and UCLA missed two final shots in the game's last 10 seconds.

"Tonight, we played pretty hard," Muhammad said. "But at the end we just gave up. We were up 18 and there was a stretch where we gave up a lot of threes and fouled trying to get back on defense. It's a long season - we have to learn from it."

UCLA returns to action against Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Game time in New Pauley Pavilion is slated for 9 p.m. Wednesday's game will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.

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