Post-Game Notes: UCLA
Jan. 20, 2013
#7 California (70) vs #14 UCLA (65) - Post Game Notes
California now holds a share of the Pac-12 lead at 5-1 in the conference. The Bears will be joined by the winner of tonight's USC-Stanford game with a 5-1 Pac-12 record.
Cal now trails the all-time series 46-16 but have won two straight against the Bruins.
California has now led at the half in 15 of 17 games this season with its 40-33 lead over UCLA, and the Bears are 14-1 in those games - the lone loss coming to Stanford five days ago at Haas. The Bears did not lead against Duke (trailed, lost) or Colorado (tied, won).
The Bears improve to 4-2 this season against ranked opponents and win their third against a team in the AP Top 15.
The Bears move to 6-1 in televised games this season (Old Dominion, Utah, Colorado, Stanford, Stanford, USC, UCLA) and 2-0 on the ESPN family of networks.
California's 40 first half points were the most in a single half against Pac-12 competition this season for the Bears. Their previous conference single-half high was 39 points scored in the first half of last Sunday's ESPN2 victory at No. 5 Stanford.
California shot 50% (17-for-34) in the first half, marking the first time this season that the Bears shot 50% in a half against Pac-12 competition this season.
Two Bears (Brandon with 14 and Caldwell with 11) grabbed at least 10 rebounds for just the second time this season. The other time was in Cal's win at Old Dominion when Brandon pulled down 17 and Caldwell pulled down 10.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Has now commited just 6 turnovers in her last three games, a total of 101 minutes of game action - at No. 5 Stanford, vs USC and vs No. 14 UCLA.
With her 1 blocked shot, has rejected a shot in three of Cal's last four games.
Had her third consecutive double-double, ninth this season and 24th of her career with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Matched her season high with 3 blocked shots.
Registered 14 points and 11 rebounds to get her second double-double of the season and 16th of her career. Caldwell's last double-double was at Old Dominion (10p-10r).
Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds Sunday. Caldwell is one shy of Cynthia Cooke (855, 1982-85) for No. 6 on the all-time rebounding list with her 854 career rebounds.
Scored 14 points to hit double-figures scoring for the first time since the start of Pac-12 play.
Dished a season-high 6 assists to go with a game-high 22 points.
Scored 10 points - all in the first half - to hit double figures scoring for the first time since getting 13 points and 10 points at Utah and Colorado.
Had a season high 4 steals.
California started the starting lineup of Clarendon (G), Boyd (G), Jemerigbe (G), Brandon (F) and Caldwell (F) for the 17th consecutive game