Jerome Randle kept Cal in the game early drilling shots five to six feet beyond the arc. He finished with 14 points. The Bears gained their composure using its inside-outside offense to get back into the contest.
Trailing 28-19, Cal used an18-2 run to close the half and take control of the game. The Bears had lost six straight to the Bruins before Saturday's 72-58 win.
Cal came into the game in a four-way tie for first with Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA. The Arizona schools play later Saturday. UCLA drops to 11-12, 6-5 in Pac-10 play. Michael Roll led the Bruins with 22 points.
The Bears host Washington on Thursday at 6 p.m. PT. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2.
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