UCLA started off well against Cal on Saturday afternoon at the LA Sports Arena because Joshua Smith started off well. And he didn’t even start.
Smith entered the game less than two minutes in and scored two quick baskets as the Bruins controlled the tempo early.
The Bears, though, took hold of the pace and the game and went into halftime up 32-26.
Jorge Gutierrez was Cal’s every-man, scoring 10 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing four assists as Cal went on a late 9-4 run before Joshua Smith delivered a massive screen to free Jerime Anderson for a half-ending 3-pointer.