Cal Falls to UCLA in OT, 76-75
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/06/2010

Jan. 6, 2010

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Michael Roll picked up a loose ball and scored from 13 feet out with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting UCLA to a 76-75 win over California on Wednesday night.

Jamal Boykin, who had given the Bears a 75-74 lead with a 15-foot jumper that banked in with 21 seconds left, tipped away a pass from the Bruins' Jerime Anderson. But Roll grabbed it and made his game-winning shot.

Roll finished with 19 points and six assists, Nikola Dragovic added 18 points and Reeves Nelson had 15 points for UCLA (7-8, 2-1 Pac-10), which won its six straight game at Berkeley.

Theo Robertson matched his career high with 24 points and had a personal-best seven rebounds while Patrick Christopher added 14 points and nine rebounds for California (9-5, 1-1), which was coming off an impressive 26-point win over Stanford.

It was a bittersweet night for Robertson, as he recorded his 1,000th career point with a layup early in the second half. Robertson joins Christopher and Jerome Randle as the trio of 1,000 career point scorers on the team. The only other team Cal earned this feat was in 1987, when Kevin Johnson, Chris Washington and David Butler enjoyed the accomplishment.

Nine of Robertson's 24 points came from the foul line, where he finished 9-for-10, helping the Bears go 11-for-14 on the night as a team.

As he's done many times this season, Christopher recorded four steals. He also tied for the team high in assists with four.

Cal notched 25 points off of turnovers to UCLA's 5, and had 48 points in the paint to the Bruins' 26. The Bears, who led by as many as 12, had an eight-point lead going into the half.

This is Cal's first loss at Haas Pavilion since UCLA defeated the Bears last season in Berkeley.