Jorge Gutierrez scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and had five rebounds in the first half, leading the California Golden Bears to a 32-26 halftime lead over the UCLA Bruins on Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The Bruins are in search of their 11th consecutive home victory.
UCLA held an early 13-8 lead over Cal but the Bruins were ice cold in the opening half. The Bruins shot just 34.5% (10 for 29) from the field in the first half, compared to 56% (14 for 25) for Cal. UCLA missed its first six three-point attempts before Jerime Anderson hit a shot from beyond the arc at the halftime buzzer.
Lazeric Jones led the Bruins in scoring with eight points, but like every other Bruin had zero assists in the first half. Joshua Smith added five points and four rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench, and had an outstanding screen to free up Anderson for the three-pointer at the buzzer.
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