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UCLA 61, California 57

BERKELEY, Calif. - Cody Riley scored 13 points, Jules Bernard made a clutch 3-pointer with 2 minutes remaining and No. 24 UCLA shook off a mistake-filled night to beat California 61-57.

The Bruins (12-2, 8-0 Pac-12) committed 14 turnovers and were sloppy offensively but ended the game on a 7-2 run.

Riley converted a spinning layup that put UCLA ahead 54-52. After Grant Anticevich's fifth 3-pointer gave Cal the lead, Riley made a 17-foot jumper and Bernard followed with his pivotal shot from beyond the arc that gave UCLA a four-point lead.

Bernard finished with 11 points to help the Bruins to their eighth consecutive win over the Golden Bears.

Anticevich scored 21 points and made five 3s for California (7-9, 2-7). The Bears played without leading scorer Matt Bradley.

UCLA improved to 14-3 in two seasons under Mick Cronin in games decided by five points or less.


Associated Press

January 21, 2021