Bruins Fall In Berkeley

Box Score

By JANIE McCAULEY

AP Sports Writer

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Leon Powe had 19 points and 14 rebounds and California won consecutive games for the first time this season, defeating UCLA 76-62 on Saturday.

Amit Tamir added 19 points for the Golden Bears, who beat the Bruins for the fourth straight time in Berkeley before a sellout crowd of 11,877 - the first time Cal (8-8, 4-3 Pac-10) sold out Haas Pavilion this season.

Dijon Thompson scored 17 points for UCLA (9-6, 5-3 Pac-10), whose only previous conference losses had been to No. 2 Stanford and 14th-ranked Arizona. Trevor Ariza added 11 points and eight rebounds and T.J. Cummings 12 points and six boards.

Powe, Cal's leading scorer and rebounder who has eight double-doubles, took over the game in crunch time, scoring 12 points in the second half. He had a key putback with 6:15 left and another basket moments later, then swished a long jumper with 2:43 remaining. Powe took the ball hard to the hoop to draw fouls late in the game and went 7-of-16 from the free throw line.

The Bears, who start three freshmen and a sophomore and have had trouble establishing any consistency, beat USC 63-62 on Thursday. They were 22-of-38 at the line Saturday and shot 45.3 percent from the field.

Cal players wore small black patches on the front of their uniforms with "AL 31" in memory of women's basketball player Alisa Lewis, who died Monday from bacterial meningitis, an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord.

Ayinde Ubaka broke a 38-all tie on a four-point play with 13:26 left after UCLA's Ryan Hollins pushed him down for the foul on his 3-pointer from the wing. It was a game of three-point plays, and Ubaka had another with 8:33 to go that gave Cal a 51-47 lead. He finished with 13 points.

UCLA's 7-foot center Michael Fey began the game guarding Powe, who wore a bulky brace on his troublesome left knee, but the Bruins rotated several players on the talented freshman and double-teamed him at times.

Everything went Cal's way early - even a jump ball call that was changed to a Cal possession after a huddle by the officials. The Bears started 5-for-7 from the field, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, to take a 14-2 lead 3:55 into the game.

The Bruins didn't lead until Josiah Johnson made one free throw with .2 seconds left before halftime to give UCLA a 31-30 lead.


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Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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