Tonight's game was the annual Pete Newell Classic, honoring Cal's former coach who led the Golden Bears to the 1959 NCAA Championship.
Andy Wolfe, a first-team All-American who helped the Bears to the 1948 Final Four and was the first Cal player to score 1,000 points, received the Pete Newell Career Achievement Award during a halftime ceremony.
A painting of Pete Newell was unveiled during the game as part of a celebration of 75 years of March Madness. The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the NCAA have commissioned portraits of each national champion coach.
With tonight's win, Cal head coach Mike Montgomery moved past Hec Edmundson (Washington, 1921-47) for fourth in conference history with 267 league wins.
Cal has now won four of its last five games vs. UCLA.
Cal led by 25 points at the break (47-22), the Bears' largest halftime lead of the year. Cal trailed at the half in each of its previous five games before tonight.
Cal went on a 15-0 run in the first half that started with 11:31 left and the Bears already up, 20-13. UCLA did not score again until a bucket with 5:35 left and Cal ahead, 35-13. The Bears led by as many as 28 in the opening period (47-19 with 0:50 to go).
David Kravish set a career high with 18 points. He also registered his second double-double of the season, finishing with 13 rebounds. Kravish's previous high was 17 points vs. Oregon State last season.
Tyrone Wallace, who had 7 assists with 0 turnovers at Arizona last Sunday, had 6 assists and just 1 turnover vs. UCLA.
With 16 points, Allen Crabbe moved up another spot on Cal's all-time scoring list. Now with 1,401 points in his career, he ranks 12th, just ahead of Keith Smith, who tallied 1,398 points form 1987-90. Rickey Hawthorne (1,413, 1973-76) is next up at No. 11.