NCAAB Game Recap - Utah at California
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Kansas
62
KansSt
58
F
Baylor
72
TCU
75
F
StMar
76
Gonz
86
F
SDSU
83
Nev
76
F
FlaSt
69
Clem
70
F
Duke
50
UVA
52
F
Aub
66
KY
73
F
MSU
78
MD
66
F
Prov
58
Vill
54
F
Seton
88
Marq
79
F
PSU
68
Iowa
77
F
BYU
81
Pepp
64
F
Okla
73
WVU
62
F
Tex
68
TxTch
58
F
TexAM
50
LSU
64
F
Detr
90
IUPUI
88
F
Pitt
73
NCSU
77
F
CenMI
63
E MI
67
F
Army
65
Colg
91
F
Buck
71
Boston
74
F
Jacksn
53
Stetsn
52
F
N AL
78
FlGlf
73
F(OT)
Vand
60
Miss
86
F
NJIT
76
KennSt
55
F
HiPt
76
Winth
84
F
Ford
69
StJos
73
F
StFPA
68
RobM
78
F
Iona
91
Niag
100
F(OT)
Bingha
70
UNH
89
F
UMBC
48
Maine
74
F
StFNY
85
CenCT
79
F
UConn
84
ECU
63
F
Lib
71
Lipsco
77
F
StPet
69
Canis
68
F
IlSt
71
Evans
60
F
LoyIL
67
Brad
66
F
Bry
80
Merrim
59
F
Ball
63
Toled
69
F
Fla
58
Tenn
63
F
StBon
65
LaSal
73
F
Navy
60
Lafy
62
F
Valpa
58
IndSt
71
F
Akr
86
Buff
73
F
Amer
90
HolyC
47
F
E IL
70
SIU-E
52
F
W IL
63
Denv
69
F
ULLa
69
ArkLR
91
F
MisSt
67
Mizzu
63
F
LIU
67
SacHr
76
F
BGSU
55
MiaO
73
F
IaSt
61
OkSt
73
F
Portl
68
SCla
73
F
AF
74
ColSt
87
F
SIU
59
MOSt
84
F
Elon
79
W&M
86
F
ND
73
Wake
84
F
GrgWas
51
VACom
75
F
UNC
92
Syr
79
F
GWebb
70
Radf
62
F
ChaSo
65
Presb
76
F
FaDi
83
MtStM
77
F
JMU
81
Hof
97
F
WCU
67
ETSU
68
F
Drex
66
Charl
75
F
Oakl
68
IL-C
66
F
NCC
83
SCSt
82
F(2OT)
Copp
72
Morg
65
F
DelSt
84
MD-ES
63
F
NOrl
68
Nich
92
F
Citad
58
Furm
82
F
N DA
67
SDak
77
F
CoCar
84
App
77
F
CenAR
70
AbCh
75
F
NIU
69
W MI
72
F
UNCG
72
Chat
74
F
Woff
47
Mercer
59
F
UNCA
69
Campbl
78
F
USC-Up
90
Hamp
79
F
UNLV
92
SJSU
69
F
NebOm
67
NDSt
87
F
NWSt
92
SeLA
95
F
VMI
78
Samf
84
F
Leh
74
LoyMD
71
F
SEMO
78
TN-M
87
F
Lamar
76
SFA
95
F
Vermt
94
UMassL
77
F
UCF
54
Tuls
65
F
Utah
79
Cal
86
F(OT)
MTSt
63
NoAZ
57
F
NrthIA
70
Drake
43
F
UMass
71
Rich
95
F
Ark
89
UGA
99
F
Harv
67
Corn
58
F
Penn
73
Brown
68
F
AlSt
58
PVAM
65
F
South
71
Alc
57
F
MsVl
70
JackSt
87
F
ArkPB
46
Gram
60
F
How
59
Norf
89
F
DeP
42
Butl
60
F
InWor
70
TXAMC
78
F
Wyo
55
Fres
63
F
Stony
52
Albany
49
F
Princ
63
Yale
66
F
Del
82
UNCW
65
F
GMas
78
Duques
81
F
Dart
76
Colum
57
F
MorSt
76
E KY
80
F
Troy
63
SthAL
78
F
Mem
74
Tul
67
F(OT)
LongB
76
UCDav
77
F
AzSt
61
USC
71
F
USF
69
LoyMa
67
F
UTRGV
88
GrCan
80
F
YSU
73
WIMil
69
F
Clev
67
WIGB
74
F
IPFW
66
Oral
72
F
ChiSt
58
UMKC
80
F
TNTec
71
JacSt
75
F
McNee
100
HBU
80
F
Mia-FL
57
GaTec
63
F
APSU
61
Murr
75
F
SCar
86
Alab
90
F
Belm
72
TNSt
65
F
AlaAM
58
TXSo
85
F
PorSt
89
Web
83
F
Ida
55
S UT
87
F
E WA
68
N CO
64
F
NMSt
62
CSBak
46
F
Seatt
87
CBU
88
F(OT)
Ariz
64
UCLA
69
F
Pacif
71
USD
64
F
CS-Ful
92
CSNor
99
F
UCSB
58
UCIrv
69
F
UtSt
64
NM
66
F
Mont
79
Sac
71
F
UCRiv
49
HI
43
F

California 86, Utah 79

Feb 29, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

Utah (15-14)

28

41

10

79

California (13-16)

24

45

17

86

California holds off Utah in overtime 86-79
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:27 PM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) First-year California coach Mark Fox never really bought into the preseason talk that his team was destined to finish last in the Pac-12 Conference.

Not only have the Golden Bears avoided that scenario, they're making some noise as the conference tournament nears.

Matt Bradley scored six of his 21 points in overtime before fouling out, and California held on to beat Utah 86-79 on Saturday.

Andre Kelly had 15 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five blocks, Grant Anticevich added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Paris Austin scored 15 with four assists for California (13-16, 7-9 Pac-12).

"I got sick of everybody telling us how bad we were going to be because I just didn't think we would be," Fox said. "I wasn't going to accept that and I wasn't going to let our team accept that. We're not anywhere near where we want to be but the perception and the feelings about our team and this program are drastically different than what I heard all this summer."

Back-to-back wins at Haas Pavilion to close out their home schedule has helped the Bears beat the preseason expectations.

Two days after knocking off No. 21 Colorado, California needed to go overtime to beat Utah, a team it had lost to by 15 points three weeks earlier.

Bradley, who missed a desperation half-court heave at the end of regulation, scored California's first points of overtime then added two free throws with 1:07 left. He fouled out 18 seconds later then watched from the bench as the Golden Bears ended a three-game losing streak against the Utes.

The Bears outscored the Utes 17-10 in overtime.

"We've played good at home all season so we just wanted to keep that going," Kelly said. "We're just trying to change the standard around here and compete every day, play really hard and just let that be the Cal way."

Timmy Allen had 26 points for Utah (15-14, 6-11), while Alfonso Plummer scored a career-high 23.

Cal led by six with one minute remaining in regulation before Utah made a late push to force overtime. Plummer made a deep 3-pointer over the outstretched hand of Bradley with 10.3 seconds left, and Both Gach added two free throws with 2 seconds left after Austin missed one of two from the stripe.

Utah has lost five of six.

The Utes trailed much of the first half, then went on a 14-3 run to go up by four at halftime. Plummer had a pair of 3s and scored on a left-handed layup.

That helped the Utes make up for the loss of point guard Rylan Jones, who left the game early with an apparent head injury.

Jones and Bradley crashed into each other while going for a rebound. Bradley got the ball and scored but fell hard to the floor and stayed down before getting up and walking slowly off the floor. Jones remained flat on his back for several moments then was helped off the court and taken to the locker room. He came back out and sat at the end of Utah's bench.

STATS, ETC.

Before getting hurt, Jones had one steal and needs two more to break Josh Grant's freshman team record of 42 set in 1988-89. . Gach had missed 21 consecutive 3-pointers before draining one four minutes into the second half. . California has been held to 25 points or fewer in the first half 10 times this season. . Utah is 0-9 in road conference games.

A FRIENDLY TEXT

Fox said he received a text Friday night from former Cal coach Wyking Jones, who was fired at the end of last season. "He's been very supportive of these kids," Fox said.

BIG PICTURE

Utah: The Utes late-season fade is pushing them toward the bottom of the standings. Outside of a late run to end regulation, Utah was too sporadic on both ends of the court. Allen was outstanding, but the Utes made only two baskets in overtime.

California: Fox's team is playing well and could make some noise in the Pac-12 Tournament, although they're likely to go in as the 8th seed. That they won with two of their top scorers, Bradley and Kelly, on the bench after fouling out speaks volumes about the progress the Bears have made.

UP NEXT

Utah: The Utes host Colorado in their final regular-season game on Friday.

California: The Bears play No. 14 Oregon on the road on Thursday.

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Leaders

Utah PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Battin 0 0 0 1 0 0
R. Jones 0 0 0 0 1 0
California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Orender 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Serge 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Utah Cal
Points For 79 86
Field Goals 29/58-50% 29/66-44%
Three Pointers 7/17-41% 2/9-22%
Free Throws 14/19-74% 26/33-79%
Offensive Rebounds 11 18
Defensive Rebounds 22 21
Rebounds 38 42
Blocks 3 7
Steals 3 5
Turnovers 13 8
Personal Fouls 23 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 Cal 45 @ Utah 60 D. Klonaras 2 R. Jones 4
Sat Feb 29 Utah 79 @ Cal 86 B. Carlson 2 K. Kuany 3

Game Information

Stadium: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
Attendance: 6,420
Game Time: