Up next for UCLA basketball: Saturday vs. California
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley.
On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150.
Records: UCLA 7-6, 0-1 Pac-12; California 11-3, 1-0.
Update: The Bears have won three of the last five meetings against the Bruins, and particularly stinging to UCLA center Josh Smith was a 76-72 overtime loss at Haas in February. “I really want to win there this time,” said Smith, who said he recounted many missed rebounds and free throws in his head after that game. Cal, which on Thursday beat USC, 53-49, in its Pac-12 opener, is led in scoring by sophomore guard Allen Crabbe, who ranks fourth in the conference in scoring with a 15.6 average. Two other guards — senior Jorge Gutierrez (13.7) and sophomore Justin Cobbs (12.4) also score in double figures. Senior forward Harper Kamp is averaging 9.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Cal leads the conference in both free-throw percentage and three-point field-goal percentage. UCLA is trying to bounce back from a 60-59 loss at Stanford on Thursday, a game where the Bruins had two shots within 12 feet for a chance to win the game in the last five seconds.
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