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UCLA tops Cal to create tie for 2nd place
Pac-12 » Bruins quash Bears’ furious rally forwire-to-wire victory.
First Published Jan 26 2014 11:32 pm • Last Updated Jan 26 2014 11:32 pm

Los Angeles • David Wear scored a career-high 18 points, Kyle Anderson finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and UCLA never trailed en route to a 76-64 victory over California on Sunday evening.

The Bruins (16-4, 5-2 Pac-12) led just 55-52 with 7 minutes remaining but finished the game on a 21-12 run to pull into a tie for second place in the conference standings with the Golden Bears (14-6, 5-2).

At a glance


Conf. All

W L Pct. W L Pct.

Arizona 7 0 1.00 20 0 1.00

UCLA 5 2 .714 16 4 .800

California 5 2 .714 14 6 .700

Wash. 5 3 .735 13 8 .619

Arizona St. 4 3 .571 15 5 .750

Stanford 4 3 .571 13 6 .684 Colorado 4 4 .500 15 6 .714

Oregon St. 3 4 .429 11 8 .579

Utah 3 5 .375 14 6 .700

Oregon 2 5 .286 14 5 .737

USC 1 6 .143 10 10 .500

Wash. St. 1 7 .125 8 12 .400

Saturday’s games

Washington 87 Oregon St. 81

Arizona State 72, Colorado 51

Sunday’s games

Stanford 79, USC 71

Oregon 71, Wash. State 44

Arizona 65, Utah 56

UCLA 76, Cal 64

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Bryce Alford scored 13 points, Jordan Adams had 12 and Normal Powell added 11 and to give the Bruins five players in double figures for the seventh time this season.

Jordan Mathews scored 18 points and Justin Cobbs scored 14 to lead Cal, which dropped its second straight conference game after beginning Pac-12 play 5-0. The Golden Bears, who lost to USC on Wednesday, never led at any point in their two games this week.

While Cal never led, the Bears did make things interesting with a furious second half comeback attempt. Down 51-32 early in the second half, Jabari Bird led the Golden Bears on a 20-4 run to pull within three. Bird scored 12 points in the spurt, which spanned just over 8 minutes.

But after Mathews’ 3-pointer from the left wing cut the Bruins lead to three, Anderson and Alford took over to prevent a UCLA collapse.

Anderson converted a three-point play on the ensuing possession and followed with a jumper. Alford nailed a jumper and converted a layup on the next two possessions and then found Adams under the basket to give the Bruins a double-digit lead again at 66-55 with 3:22 remaining.

Stanford 79, USC 71 • In Los Angeles, Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, and Stanford beat Southern California to avenge two close losses to the Trojans last season.

Oregon 71, Washington State 44 • In Pullman, Wash., Jason Calliste came off the bench and scored 20 points to help Oregon blow past Washington State. Joseph Young added 10 points and Mike Moser chipped in nine points and nine rebounds to help Oregon end a five-game skid.

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