Kyle Anderson had 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for
UCLA (16-4, 5-2 Pac-12), which led by as many as 19 points in
the second half and moved into a tie with California for second
place in the Pac-12. Bryce Alford scored 13 points and Jordan
Adams finished with 12 despite shooting 3-for-11 from the field.
Jordan Mathews paced California (14-6, 5-2) with 18 points while
Justin Cobbs had 14 and Jabari Bird contributed 12, all in the
second half. Richard Solomon collected nine points and a
game-high 14 boards for the Golden Bears, who have lost two
straight following a six-game winning streak.
Wear had 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first half to help
give UCLA a 40-29 advantage at the break, and the Bruins
extended their lead to 51-32 on Norman Powell's layup with just
under 16 minutes remaining. California was held to 10 field
goals in the opening stanza before finding their stroke several
minutes into the second half.
Bird sparked California's comeback with 12 points during a 20-4
run that cut the deficit to 55-52 with seven minutes to play,
but UCLA answered with an 11-3 run and held on for a sweep of
the Bay Area schools. California shot 34.5 percent, one game
after shooting 39.3 percent in Wednesday's 77-69 loss at USC.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Wear, who scored four points in Thursday's 91-74
win over Stanford, made six of his 10 shots from the field,
including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. … California missed eight
of its first nine shots from beyond the arc and finished 4-of-21
from 3-point range. … The Bruins improved to 13-1 at home, with
the only loss coming against No. 1 Arizona on Jan. 9.
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