Cal vs UCLA 2/20/11

UCLA visited Haas Pavilion on Sunday to face Cal, and the PAC-10 game
between the streaking Bruins and the slumping Bears did not play out exactly
the way the teams' records would have suggested. Cal led most of the way and
held on for a 76-72 win in overtime.
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Cal guard Brandon Smith squeezes through the UCLA defense for a layup. © Matt Cohen 2011

Cal forward Richard Solomon shoots over UCLA forward Reeves Nelson. © Matt Cohen 2011

Cal guard Jorge Gutierrez blocks a shot by UCLA guard Malcolm Lee. © Matt Cohen 2011

Cal guard Jeff Powers and Nelson fight for a rebound. © Matt Cohen 2011

UCLA center Anthony Stover puts back a rebound for a layup. © Matt Cohen 2011

Brandon Smith loses the handle under pressure from Lazeric Jones. © Matt Cohen 2011

Gutierrez took control of the game down the stretch, consistently finding a
path to the hoop, even through traffic.
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UCLA guard Malcolm Lee celebrates after tying the game with a three-point
shot as time expired in regulation. I don't ordinarily have a rooting interest in
the games I shoot, but after this picture, I was really hoping that UCLA would
win. © Matt Cohen 2011

But Gutierrez's hot hand continued in overtime, as he scored nine of his
career-high 34 points.
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Bak Bak, Robert Thurman, and Jeff Powers celebrate as time runs out in overtime. © Matt Cohen 2011