AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson UCLA (11-2, 1-1), ranked No. 11, shot a season-low 36.7 percent from the field (18 of 49) and was especially let down by its guards, who needed to take charge in a game that featured Cal’s Powe and DeVon Hardin, two of the best post players in the Pac-10 Conference. But it didn’t happen for the Bruins. As expected, the big Bears mucked things up in the paint defensively. and the Bruins’ shooters had no answer. Jordan Farmar, who played despite a sprained ankle, missed nine of 11 shots. Josh Shipp, still not 100 percent after hip surgery, missed six of nine and Arron Afflalo scored 19 points but made just one of five shots in the second half. Despite all this, the Bruins had a good chance to win. Neither team led by more than six points until Ayinde Ubaka made two free throws to put Cal up 58-51 with 2:34 left. The Bruins hung tough until a crucial error cost them. Cal led 62-60 with about 40 seconds left when Afflalo stripped Ubaka of the ball. UCLA’s Darren Collison had a chance to grab the ball but seemed to hesitate, and Ubaka took it back and drove in for a layup and a 62-58 lead with 37 seconds left, a basket that essentially clinched the victory. UCLA handled Leon Powe pretty much the way it hoped to on defense, as the Bruins held Powe, Cal’s leading scorer this season, to one field goal and 5 points Saturday afternoon. Only one, not-so-slight problem – the Bruins didn’t do much else right, and even their attempt to slow Powe didn’t really turn out that well, since Powe simply turned into a facilitator. “Darren made some great plays today, but he needed to be more aggressive there,” Afflalo said. “I feel like if we had picked up that ball, we would have had some momentum on offense.” That’s something the Bruins never really accomplished, thanks in part to Powe, who had 12 rebounds, 11 on the defensive end. Powe’s five points were a season low. The Bruins double-teamed him aggressively every time he touched the ball, but the Bears stayed patient. Cal’s four other starters combined to make 18 of 29 shots and Ubaka finished with 19 points, including two free throws that gave Cal a 64-59 lead with 21.5 seconds left. “You really get tested when things don’t go your way,” Farmar said, “so this will be a good test for us going forward.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The young and hobbled Bruins, flummoxed by the combination of Cal’s tenacious defense and ultra-patient offense, couldn’t make enough big plays down the stretch as the Golden Bears took advantage to earn a surprising 68-61 victory over the Bruins in front of 10,129 at Pauley Pavilion. “They took it to us physically,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said of Cal, which earned its first two-game sweep in Southern California since 2000. “They beat us on the glass. We seemed to be a step slow.”
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