Cal Holds Off BYU, 67-64

Nov. 27, 2004

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PROVO, Utah (AP) - Richard Midgley scored 15 points Saturday to leadCalifornia to a 67-64 win over Brigham Young, breaking the Cougars' streak of18 straight home wins.

It also broke a 40-game home winning streak against non-conference opponentsfor BYU (1-3). The last non-conference opponent to beat the Cougars at home wasCalifornia in 1998.

Rod Benson added 14, DeVon Hardin scored 12 and Marquise Kately had 10 forthe Golden Bears (3-1).

California's Martin Smith hit one of two free throws with 18 seconds left toput the Golden Bears up 67-64, forcing an errant last-second 3-point attemptfrom BYU center Jared Jensen.

BYU's Mike Hall scored a career-high 23 points in a losing effort, andJensen scored 12.

California built a 6-1 lead and never trailed.

BYU trailed 61-50 with about seven minutes left before staging a comebackthat fell just short. Hall, Jensen and Terry Nashif combined for BYU's final 23points, with Hall scoring the last 12.