Cal-UCLA Basketball Live Game Thread: Bears Fall Short to UCLA

Bears lose by four after holding a late lead on 24th-ranked Bruins
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Cal held a lead on No. 24 UCLA with four minutes left, but UCLA performed better in the closing minutes to give the Bruins a 61-57 victory Thursday night at Haas Pavilion.

Grant Anticevich had an outstanding game, going 5-for-5 from three-point land and finishing with 21 points.

Anticevich's three-pointer put Cal ahead 55-54 with 4:00 left, but the Bears went scoreless until Jarred Hyder scored with 13.6 seconds remaining.

Cal fell to 7-9 overall and 2-7 in the conference, while UCLA is 12-2, 8-0.

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Pre-game: Cal entered Thursday's game with a 7-8 overall record and 2-6 in the Pac-12. The Bears were  coming off their first road win of the season, a 72-63 victory over Utah on Saturday. Matt Bradley is still sidelined.

No. 24 UCLA came to Berkeley riding a six-game winning streak, which gave the Bruins an 11-2 overall record, including 7-0 in the Pac-12. 

UCLA beat Cal 76-56 way back on Dec. 6 at Pauley Pavilion.

Cal starting lineup: G Makale Foreman, F Andre Kelly, F Grant Antievich, G Joel Brown, G Ryan Betley

UCLA starting lineup: G Tyger Campbell, G Jules Bernard, G Johnny Juzang, F Cody Riley, F Jaime Jaquez Jr.

15:49 left first half: Cal makes just one of its first five shots and commits three turnovers as UCLA moves out to an early lead. Makale Foreman's three-pointer gives Cal its only points. UCLA 9, Cal 3

9:27 first half: Grant Anticevich scores eight quick points with the help of two three-pointers and Cal ties the score at 16-16 and 18-18. But a steal and dunk by Jaime Jaquez Jr. puts the Bruins back ahead by two. UCLA 20, Cal 18.

8:00 first half: UCLA is 9-for-15 from the floor and Cal is 8-for-16, including 4-for-6 on three-pointers. Anticevich leads Cal with eight points, and Johnny Juzang has seven for the Bruins. UCLA 22, Cal 20.

3:52 first half: Cal took its first lead of the game at 23-22 on a three-pointer by Makale Foreman at the 7:36 mark. A Ryan Betley free throw made is a two-point Cal lead and another Betley foul shot a few seconds later put Cal up by three. Cal got the lead up to four points on another Anticevich three-point shot, before UCLA's Cody Riley made a free throw. Anticevich has 11 points, and Cal has made 6-of-9 shots from long range. Cal 28, UCLA 25

:25 first half: Cal increased its lead to five points on two Foreman free throws with 3:52 to go, and the lead grew to six points a minute later when Jarred Hyder completed an old-fashioned three-point play. Cal 36, UCLA 30.

Halftime: A follow shot by Cody Riley with one second left in the first half cut the Cal lead to four at intermission. Cal 36, UCLA 32.

Anticevich leads Cal in the first half with 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting, including 3-for-3 from deep. Makale Foreman added eight points for the Bears, who made 7-of-12 three-point shots in the first half. UCLA shot 52 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes but was just 2-of-6 from distance. Johnny Juzang is the Bruins' top scorer with seven points.

17:19 second half: UCLA scored the first five points of the second half. The Bruins took a 37-36 lead on two Jules Bernard free throws with 18:50 left, but the Bears regained a two-point advantage when Anticevich hit a three-pointer, giving him 14 points: Cal 41, UCLA 39

15:48 second half: After Jarred Hyder misses a reverse layup attempt, UCLA's Jamie Jaquez Jr. ties it on an inside move and bucket: Cal 41, UCLA 41

11:49 second half: Each team scored a bucket. UCLA has 12 turnovers; Cal has just seven. Tyger Campbell has zero assists so far. Cal 43, UCLA 43.

10:59 second half: A David Singleton three-pointer put the Bruins ahead by three points, and Tyger Campbell got a steal that led to a Jules Bernard layup that made it a five-points game. UCLA 48. Cal 43

7:31 second half: Anticevich scores from inside to give him 18 points and cut the UCLA lead to one point. UCLA 50, Cal 49

2:08 second half: Anticevich gave Cal a one-point lead with a three-pointer with 4:00 left, but a bucket by Cody Riley and a three-pointer by Jules Bernard put UCLA ahead by four. UCLA 59, Cal 55.

13.6 seconds, second half: Hyder scores for Cal. UCLA 59, Cal 57

8.9 seconds, second half: UCLA's Johnny Juzang makes two free throws to make it a four-point game. UCLA 61, Cal 57.

Final: UCLA 61, Cal 57

Cover photo of UCLA coach Mick Cronin by Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports

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