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UCLA beats California 79-65 for 6th win in a row
UCLA 79, CALIFORNIA 65

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA had piled up five straight wins with its
high-octane offense. In their Pac-12 opener, the Bruins got it
done with defense.



Kyle Anderson had 19 points and 11 of his 12 rebounds on the
defensive glass in UCLA's sixth straight victory, 79-65 over
California on Thursday night.



Shabazz Muhammad overcame a slow start to finish with 16 points
and Travis Wear had 15 for the Bruins (11-3, 1-0 Pac-12), who
have won six in a row for the first time since the 2010-11
season when they had two such streaks and last made the NCAA
tournament.



"We're an offensive team and to show we played good defense
shows we're up for a good outing in the Pac-12," Muhammad said.



UCLA never trailed in the second half, when its biggest lead was
16 points.



"It all started with defense," Anderson said. "We got some stops
and were able to score on the other end. When somebody gets beat
off the ball, someone is there to help."



The Golden Bears (8-5, 0-1) rallied behind Allen Crabbe to close
within four points with 6:33 to play. Crabbe, the Pac-12's
leading scorer, was limited in the first half while being
guarded by Norman Powell. He had 16 of his 21 points in the
second half, on 10 of 21 shooting.



Justin Cobbs added 12 points and Richard Solomon had 11 points
and tied his career high with 10 rebounds. The Bears have lost
two in a row and five of their last seven.



"We seemed like we were kind of nervous about this game," Crabbe
said. "They made shots and they capitalized on our mistakes.
They just did a good job defensively."



Crabbe played 39 of 40 minutes, with the Bears lacking a solid
bench player to relieve him.



"I'm not going to use (being tired) as an excuse," he said.
"Coaches are expecting me to play big minutes in a game like
this, so I just have to push through it. I got to the basket for
the second time in the first half and then I stopped doing it.
I've got to be aggressive for all 40 minutes."



UCLA snapped a three-game skid against Cal, having been swept
last season.



The Bruins had scored at least 89 points in their previous four
games this season, but they needed their man-to-man defense to
preserve this victory.



"I've been really practicing my defense," Muhammad said. "People
think I can't. I can play defense, I know I can. That was the
one thing that was a hole in my game. That's why I came here, to
improve my defense, and it really shows."



The Bruins limited the Bears to 39 percent shooting and held
them without a 3-pointer, the second straight game Cal hasn't
hit from long-range. The Bears went 0 for 11 against UCLA and
were 0 of 6 in a previous loss to Harvard.



Cal rallied in the second half with runs of 6-0, 7-0 and 6-0
before Crabbe's layup drew the Bears to 61-57. From there, the
Bruins ended the game on an 18-8 run. They made 11 of 14 free
throws down the stretch, with Anderson hitting six.



Early in their run, Muhammad hit a 3-pointer that pushed UCLA's
lead back to double digits.



"I always want the ball down the stretch," he said.



Cal jumped out to a 6-0 lead when UCLA missed its first six
shots and committed two turnovers to start the game.



The Bruins got back into it and took their first lead on a
flurry of 3-pointers by Muhammad, Wear and Powell. Cobbs' basket
tied the game at 21-all before UCLA closed the half on a 17-7
run to lead 38-28. Powell scored five points and Wear had four
in the spurt.

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