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Cal vs UCLA Pac-10 Tournament Quarterfinal Highlights

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The Bruins started the game well with great defensive intensity leading to easy buckets and efficient offense, jumping to a 12-point lead at 16-4 before the Bears could even score a basket from the field. However, Kevin Love would get his second foul with around 11 minutes left in the half. With Love on the bench the lead dropped as low as two points. Early highlights.

In place of Love, Lorenzo Mata-Real stepped up on each side of the ball, scoring on easy buckets inside and blocking shots. At the same time, Josh Shipp and Darren Collison contributed during this run as the Bruins steadily increased the lead to 14-points at the half, 39-23.

Love literally jump-started the second half draining three straight 3-pointers, extending the lead to 19 points. From there, the Bruins showed they could score inside and out, as the lead ballooned to as many as 32 points. At around five minutes left,  Coach Howland emptied the bench as the Bruins coasted to a 88-66 win.

Best stats of the night:


Stupidest statement of the night, "Nobody is playing better in [the Pac-10]...than Cal."

Update [2008-3-14 11:5:51 by Telemachus]:
New videos added:
Coach Rick Neuheisel interview
Kevin Love Postgame interview
Postgame press conference with CBH and DC

Other links:
Main Link for Cal Game
Main Bruins Nation Video Link