Unranked Cal upsets UCLA


Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 9, 2007 at 12:41 a.m.

LOS ANGELES - Ayinde Ubaka scored eight of his career-high 29 points in overtime and California stunned fourth-ranked UCLA 76-69 in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals Thursday night.

UCLA's second straight loss dealt a serious blow to its hopes of being a No. 1 seed in next week's NCAA tournament.

The five-minute overtime turned into a blowout, with Cal outscoring the Bruins 15-8.

The game was a rematch of last year's Pac-10 title game, won by UCLA on its way to a runner-up finish in the national championship game.

Ryan Anderson added 18 points for the eighth-seeded Golden Bears (16-16), who blew a 16-point first-half lead but survived to advance to a semifinal Friday night against Oregon.

Darren Collison had 20 points, Josh Shipp 19 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 13 for the top-seeded Bruins (26-5), who lost their regular-season finale at Washington.

UCLA's Arron Afflalo, the Pac-10's player of the year, had his worst offensive performance of the season with three points, ending a streak of 29 games in double figures.

NO. 16 OREGON 69, ARIZONA 50: TaJuan Porter and Aaron Brooks burned Arizona with their long-range shooting, combining for nine 3-pointers to help Oregon (24-7) beat the Wildcats (20-10) in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament.

NO. 5 MEMPHIS 92, MARSHALL 71: Doneal Mack and Jeremy Hunt scored 19 points apiece to lead Memphis (28-3) to victory over Marshall (13-19) in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

NO. 9 GEORGETOWN 62, VILLANOVA 57: Roy Hibbert scored eight of his 14 points in Georgetown's opening 26-2 run, and the Hoyas (24-6) held on for a victory over ninth-seeded Villanova (22-10) in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.

NO. 10 NEVADA 88, IDAHO 56: Marcelus Kemp scored 14 points and Nevada (28-3) gave its starters plenty of rest in a win over Idaho in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament.

NO. 12 LOUISVILLE 82, WEST VIRGINIA 71, 2OT: Terrence Williams scored 21 points and Earl Clark added 17 as Louisville (23-8) beat West Virginia (22-9) in double overtime in the quarterfinals of the Big East conference tournament.

NO. 20 NOTRE DAME 89, SYRACUSE 83: Russell Carter scored 24 points to help Notre Dame (24-6) beat Syracuse (22-10) in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, ending the Orange's run for a third straight championship.NO. 23 BYU 77, TCU 64: Trent Plaisted scored 22 points and BYU (24-7) cruised past TCU (13-17) in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas.

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