Cal fed off the energy of the Haas Pavilion crowd and simply blitzed the Bruins throughout the first half, taking a 29-18 lead into the locker room.
UCLA is shooting 7-of-24 from the field and 1-of-12 from 3-point range, with 10 turnovers, limping to its worst first half of the season (the Bruins scored 17 in the second half against Pacific). With just over seven minutes left in the half, no UCLA player had more than two points.
Worse, the Bears are out-hustling the Bruins, racing to almost every loose ball, every 50-50 opportunity, every offensive rebounds. Cal has owned the glass with a 22-13 advantage, including eight offensive boards.
And it’s not as if the Bears shot the lights out, either: Cal is only at 40 percent and has seven turnovers, too.