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Cal slips past Cal Poly 67-66 on Austin jumper

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Paris Austin knew what was coming from Cal Poly's defense even before the Mustangs switched on defense, leaving California's guard alone against 6-foot-5 Mark Crowe.

It was exactly the way Golden Bears coach Wyking Jones described it, even as he was giving Austin other options to go to.

Austin made a 15-foot jumper over Crowe with 3.8 seconds left and California overcame a late shooting slump to beat Cal Poly 67-66 on Saturday night.

''We knew they were going to switch the screen,'' Austin said. ''I crossed (Crowe) over, he bit on the move and I pulled up and made the shot. It felt good. I knew right away.''

The Bears led most of the game but made only two baskets over the final five minutes.

Austin had both of them. He cut through the lane and scored on a layup off a pass from Andre Kelly to put Cal up 65-64, then made the winner after Donovan Fields' 15-foot jumper put Cal Poly ahead.

All 10 of Austin's points came in the second half.

''It was good to see him hit that shot,'' Jones said. ''He saw the switch, he knew the bigger guy was guarding him and he knew he could get a clean look, so he took the shot.''

Justice Sueing finished with 15 points and seven rebounds as the Golden Bears (4-5) won consecutive games for the first time this season. Matt Bradley added 11 points and Darius McNeill scored 10.

Cal shot 61.1 percent in the second half despite the Bears long scoring drought when the Mustangs made their run.

''It shows our fight,'' Austin said. ''We're just building as a team.''

Fields had 26 points but missed four shots over the final 1:45 including an air ball on a 3-point try as time expired.

Mark Crowe added 11 points and five rebounds for Cal Poly (3-6).

VANOVER OUT

Connor Vanover scored a career-high seven points and did it all in the opening five minutes. He didn't take another shot after that and came out of the game in the second after colliding with a Cal Poly player while both were scrambling on the floor for a loose ball. Vanover suffered a bloody nose and was walked off the court with a possible concussion.

BIG PICTURE

Cal Poly: The Mustangs were tentative early but gained a lot of confidence as the second half unfolded. That bodes well for Joe Callero's team, which lost all three games it played against Pac-12 teams this season. Daxton Carr was called for a Flagrant 1 foul midway through the first half.

California: The Bears nearly let this one get away and it would have been a tough one to recover from. The scoring drought at the end has to be concerning, especially since most of the problems down the stretch were self-inflicted.

UP NEXT

Cal Poly: The Mustangs play at Bakersfield on Tuesday. Cal Poly has lost eight of its last nine games against the Roadrunners.

California: The Golden Bears travel south to play at Fresno State on Wednesday. Cal leads the all-time series 5-2.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by California 1.0
  Donovan Fields missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 2 Paris Austin made jump shot 4.0
+ 2 Donovan Fields made jump shot 15.0
+ 2 Paris Austin made layup, assist by Andre Kelly 25.0
+ 1 Hank Hollingsworth made 2nd of 2 free throws 46.0
+ 1 Hank Hollingsworth made 1st of 2 free throws 46.0
  Shooting foul on Andre Kelly 46.0
  Offensive rebound by Hank Hollingsworth 46.0
  Donovan Fields missed layup 46.0
  Offensive rebound by Hank Hollingsworth 1:01
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Cal Poly 3-6 293766
home team logo California 4-5 323567
Team Stats
away team logo Cal Poly 3-6 66.6 PPG 37.3 RPG 10.4 APG
home team logo California 4-5 68.4 PPG 31.6 RPG 10.9 APG
Key Players
3
D. Fields 17.0 PPG 2.5 RPG 4.1 APG 39.7 FG%
10
J. Sueing 14.3 PPG 6.0 RPG 2.0 APG 43.2 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
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