California beats UCLA 72-58 to keep Pac-10 lead

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LOS ANGELES (AP)—Theo Robertson and Patrick Christopher scored 20 points each, helping California overcome UCLA’s early dominance to earn a 72-58 victory Saturday and retain at least a share of first place in the Pac-10 standings.

The Golden Bears (15-8, 7-4 Pac-10) came into the game in a four-way tie for first with Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA. The Arizona schools played later Saturday.

Jerome Randle added 14 points for the senior-dominated Bears, who ended their two-game skid and split the season series with UCLA after losing by one point in overtime last month.

The Bruins (11-12, 6-5) were led by Michael Roll with 22 points, their only player in double figures. They had won six straight against Cal and came out highly motivated to lead the Pac-10 title hunt after holding off Stanford 70-59 two days earlier.

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 Top Performers
Patrick Christopher Patrick Christopher
8-13,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
Michael Roll Michael Roll
9-14,  22 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists

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