NCAAB Game Recap - UC Davis at California
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:00 PM EST

SFA
85
Duke
83
F(OT)
UGA
85
MSU
93
F
Kansas
71
BYU
56
F
Rich
65
Aub
79
F
Colora
71
Clem
67
F
NE
56
Drake
59
F
ColSt
61
LoyIL
60
F
W MI
55
Seatt
59
F
TN-M
64
GWebb
81
F
Web
68
Murr
69
F
NMSt
65
SoFL
45
F
Yale
81
Buck
61
F
Gram
74
PorSt
84
F
Hamp
73
USF
89
F
Boston
55
N CO
78
F
UCIrv
92
ULLa
67
F
(N/A)
64
Norf
54
F
Brown
63
UMassL
75
F
OlDom
50
WaSt
66
F
SthAL
82
MiaO
71
F
Wisc
50
NM
59
F
UCLA
74
Chami
48
F
IUPUI
77
South
83
F
WichSt
70
SCar
47
F
Woff
67
MD-ES
42
F
W IL
69
Ball
62
F
(N/A)
60
Stetsn
72
F
Furm
97
Elon
61
F
(N/A)
53
DelSt
90
F
Mizzu
66
Okla
77
F
Flrda
59
FlGlf
73
F
FaDi
66
ND
91
F
UtVal
61
MtStM
64
F
(N/A)
69
Bingha
90
F
(N/A)
73
HiPt
90
F
(N/A)
32
VMI
98
F
Mercer
51
StBon
56
F
NJIT
58
Rut
85
F
AzSt
67
Princ
65
F
Bry
76
UNH
87
F(OT)
(N/A)
66
UNCW
122
F
Corn
61
Navy
72
F
Copp
94
JMU
78
F
(N/A)
82
FlInt
96
F
App
69
ETSU
78
F
Brev
47
Citad
90
F
How
69
Amer
86
F
GMas
85
Nebras
66
F
WriSt
70
LaSal
72
F
StFNY
56
ArkLR
67
F
MorSt
84
W&M
95
F
Radf
63
Monm
80
F
(N/A)
65
Ill
117
F
(N/A)
56
Nich
102
F
Dayt
89
VaTec
62
F
CenMI
75
DeP
88
F
LoyMD
65
NebOm
70
F
Colg
99
WIGB
81
F
NCC
48
SIU
64
F
NWSt
69
ULMo
77
F
Canis
94
IL-C
64
F
HBU
73
Hou
112
F
Lamar
48
UAB
57
F
NrthIA
55
WVU
60
F
Wyo
47
TCU
64
F
ColCh
46
MTSt
82
F
Belm
82
E WA
87
F
(N/A)
50
N DA
115
F
Butl
68
Stan
67
F
Longw
58
UCRiv
71
F
SIU-E
50
Pacif
78
F
JackSt
57
UNLV
80
F
NDSt
70
Ida
53
F
UCDav
66
Cal
72
F
SamH
74
CSBak
65
F

Nov 26, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UC Davis (2-6)

25

41

66

California (5-2)

36

36

72

Austin helps shaky Cal hold off UC Davis 72-66
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:55 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) It’s not often Mark Fox will be OK with his team blowing a big double-digit lead like California did against UC Davis. And for the record, it's not something he wants to get used to, either.

That the Golden Bears made plays down the stretch to win made it a lot easier for Fox to handle.

Paris Austin scored seven of his 12 points over the final 5 ½ minutes and California held off UC Davis 72-66 on Tuesday night.

Matt Bradley scored 19 points, Kareem South had 14 and Grant Anticevich 13 for the Bears (5-2).

“I’m really glad the game got to that point because it was important for us to play in a close game,” Fox said. “We got more out of the finish of that game than we would have had we kept the double-figure lead the whole time, although I wish we would have kept the double-figure lead the whole time.”

California led by as much as 18 but went cold in the second half, lost the lead then had to hold off pesky UC Davis in the final moments.

Ezra Manjon’s jumer pulled the Aggies (2-6) within 68-63 with 25 seconds left. After South made one of two free throws for Cal, Elijah Pepper’s 3-pointer for Davis with 13.5 seconds cut the gap to 69-66.

Austin was fouled with 2.2 seconds left and made one of two free throws to seal the win, improving the Bears to 33-0 in the series between the two Northern California schools.

“We probably let them get back in the game.” Anticevich said. “They were hitting a lot of shots and playing hard at the start of the second half. It took a while for us to get going again.”

The uneven win for Cal came after consecutive losses to No. 1 Duke and Texas at the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Manjon had 21 point for UC Davis. Stefan Gonzalez added 15 points and matched his career-high of five 3-pointers. The Aggies have lost five straight.

The Bears had nine turnovers in the first half but made up for it with steady shooting from the perimeter. Cal made five of its first eight 3-pointers and shot better than 65 percent overall in the first half.

Bradley made a pair of 3s sandwiched around one from Anticevich, and South added back-to-back buckets to make it 34-16. Davis closed within 36-25 at halftime on Manjon’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

BIG PICTURE

UC Davis: The Aggies gave the Bears all they could handle and that’s an encouraging sign for a team in the middle of a long road trip. Manjon and Gonzalez form a nice duo on the outside, but UC Davis needs more from leading scorer Matt Neufeld on the inside.

California: The Bears seemed headed for a blowout win in the first game back at Haas Pavilion before things got shaky at the end. That’s been a constant theme for Cal so far, and something that Fox will need to address.

ODDS AND ENDS

UC Davis made eight 3-pointers in the second half and had 11 for the game … The Bears have won seven straight home games dating to last season … Neufeld shot 3 of 10 and had four rebounds going against Cal’s 7-foot center Lars Thiemann … The Aggies managed only nine points off 15 turnovers by the Bears.

UP NEXT

UC Davis: The Aggies play at Utah on Friday.

California: The Golden Bears play at San Francisco on Dec. 4. Cal has won nine of the last 12 games between the two teams.

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Leaders

UC Davis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Adebayo 0 0 2 2 0 0
K. Koehler 0 0 0 2 0 0
California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Brown 0 0 1 0 0 0
K. Kuany 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UCDav Cal
Points For 66 72
Field Goals 23/61-38% 27/46-59%
Three Pointers 11/27-41% 8/15-53%
Free Throws 9/13-69% 10/16-62%
Offensive Rebounds 6 3
Defensive Rebounds 19 34
Rebounds 30 40
Blocks 0 3
Steals 4 1
Turnovers 4 15
Personal Fouls 18 18
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 26 UCDav 66 @ Cal 72 C. Fuller 1 J. Harris-Dyson 2

Game Information

Stadium: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
Attendance: 3,063
Game Time: