NCAAB Game Recap - UNLV at California
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:00 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBU
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

California 79, UNLV 75

Nov 12, 2019, 11:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

UNLV (1-2)

40

27

8

75

California (2-0)

38

29

12

79

Bradley scores 23, Cal tops UNLV in OT, 79-75
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:59 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Cal eventually found the right defensive formula Tuesday night and it paved the way to a thrilling comeback victory.

Holding UNLV to two points over the final six minutes of regulation, the Bears rallied to a 79-75 overtime win.

Matt Bradley scored 23 points, Kareem South added 14 and Joel Brown had 12 as Cal (2-0) stayed unbeaten under first-year coach Mark Fox.

The Bears finished regulation on an 11-2 run to erase a nine-point deficit. After watching the Runnin' Rebels (1-2) get to the hoop consistently and shoot 59 percent in the first half, Cal held UNLV to 40 percent from the floor (14 for 35) in the second half and overtime.

"I gotta give credit to UNLV's guard play. They did a really good job (in the first half)," South said. "Defensively, I think we just picked it up. When it was the moment of truth, we locked it in and got stops."

UNLV opened a 65-56 lead with less than six minutes remaining, but Cal battled back and tied it at 67 on two Bradley free throws with 33.6 seconds left.

Cal forced a shot-clock violation with 3.6 seconds left to set up a chance to win in regulation, but Paris Austin's driving floater bounced off the front rim at the buzzer.

But the Bears quickly took control in overtime, as South's 3-pointer put momentum in their favor. The lead was just 77-75 in the closing seconds, but UNLV's Cheikh Mitrou-Long drove the lane and lost control of the ball.

Two free throws from South iced it for Cal.

Donnie Tillman led the Runnin' Rebels with 17 points and Mitrou-Long had 16.

"The games aren't won and lost in those last possessions," UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger said. "I think we just need to be intentional in maintaining our focus. We've got to watch some film, look at what was the right play and get better and make that right play next time."

BIG PICTURE

UNLV: Tillman emerged as a secondary threat to complement leading scorer Amauri Hardy, but the Runnin' Rebels need to find a way to finish out after building a sizable lead.

Cal: The Bears found a way to win even when Bradley, their top scorer, was silenced offensively for much of the second half.

TURNING POINT

Andre Kelly, South, Brown and Bradley all chipped in with big shots during the closing burst that pulled Cal into a tie and forced overtime.

FRESHMAN STANDOUT

Brown contributed big minutes during Cal's comeback and nailed a 3-pointer late in the second half that fired up the home crowd. The big effort came on Brown's 19th birthday.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Kelly tried driving to the hoop midway through the second half, only to have his shot swatted away emphatically by UNLV's Mbacke Diong. At that point it seemed everything was rolling the way of the Runnin' Rebels.

UP NEXT

UNLV continues a two-game Pac-12 road swing Friday at UCLA, which is 2-0 to start its season.

Cal opens play in the 2K Empire Classic on Friday by hosting California Baptist, starting a stretch of four games in eight days for the Bears.

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Leaders

UNLV PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Dembele 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Tillman 17 0 3 8 0 0
California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Gordon 0 0 0 2 0 0
M. Bradley 23 0 1 5 0 1

Team Comparison

UNLV Cal
Points For 75 79
Field Goals 30/62-48% 29/57-51%
Three Pointers 7/15-47% 8/21-38%
Free Throws 8/12-67% 13/19-68%
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Defensive Rebounds 21 21
Rebounds 32 34
Blocks 3 7
Steals 2 5
Turnovers 13 10
Personal Fouls 22 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Cal Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 UNLV 75 @ Cal 79 N. Blair 4 G. Anticevich 2

Game Information

Stadium: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
Attendance: 3,423
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