Cal Shocks UCLA In Overtime, 76-69
March 8, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) -Ayinde Ubaka scored eight of his career-high 29 points in overtime and California stunned fourth-ranked UCLA 76-69 in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals Thursday night.
UCLA's second straight loss dealt a serious blow to its hopes of being a No. 1 seed in next week's NCAA tournament.
The five-minute overtime turned into a blowout, with Cal outscoring the Bruins 15-8.
The game was a rematch of last year's Pac-10 title game, won by UCLA on its way to a runner-up finish in the national championship game.
Ryan Anderson added 18 points for the eighth-seeded Golden Bears (16-16), who blew a 16-point first-half lead.
Darren Collison had 20 points, Josh Shipp 19 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 13 for the Bruins (26-5).
UCLA's Arron Afflalo, the Pac-10's player of the year, had his worst offensive performance of the season with three points, ending a streak of 29 games in double figures.
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