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Colorado holds off Cal's second-half rally for road win

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Lucas Siewert scored 18 points and Tyler Bey had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Colorado beat Cal 68-59 on Thursday night despite squandering all of an 18-point second-half lead.

Shane Gatling added 13 points for the Buffaloes (11-7, 2-4 Pac-12), who led 41-23 two minutes into the second half before watching the Bears rally to briefly lead with seven minutes left.

Colorado's big lead disappeared after a flurry of Cal 3-pointers, including three by Darius McNeill and two by Matt Bradley.

Cal took a 54-53 lead on two free throws by Bradley with 7:04 left but Colorado answered with a 7-0 run to regain the lead for good.

''We kept our composure and got the W. That's the main thing,'' Bey said. ''Coach called a timeout. He wanted us to slow down, keep our head in the game. They were trying to speed us up. He just wanted to slow them down.''

The Bears (5-14, 0-7) lost for the eighth game in a row and dropped their 14th straight Pac-12 regular-season game, dating back to last season.

''I was obviously very happy with the fight and the toughness our guys showed in that stretch that I've been waiting to see for a long time,'' said Cal coach Wyking Jones, whose team did not score a field goal in the final four minutes. ''I saw some guys who had to give everything they had get tired.''

Paris Austin and Justice Sueing scored 13 points each to lead Cal.

BIG PICTURE

Colorado: The Buffaloes needed a win over Cal after staggering through the first three weeks of Pac-12 play with just a home victory over Washington State. Their victory at Haas Pavilion was their first after five defeats there since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.

Cal: The Bears, without a conference victory since last Feb. 3, continue one of the worst two-year stretches in school history on the heels of going 8-24 a year ago. Cal has never lost 20 games or more in consecutive seasons.

WRIGHT RETURNS

Colorado point guard McKinley Wright, who missed last Sunday's loss to Utah because of a shoulder injury, played 29 minutes and contributed eight points, four rebounds and four assists, and hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left to open up a 66-59 lead.

Bey said Wright's presence alone was critical because he functions like a quarterback who keeps the team organized. ''He's like Tom Brady,'' Bey said. When he's on the floor, everything's much easier.''

FIVE-POINT PLAY

Siewert opened the second by scoring five points on one possession for the Buffaloes. He made a 3-point shot on Colorado's first possession while Cal's Paris Austin was committing a foul elsewhere on the court. CU retained the ball and Siewert scored on a driving layup that made it 39-23 with 19:26 left.

UP NEXT

Colorado: The Buffaloes play Saturday at Stanford

Cal: The Bears are home Saturday against Utah

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Key Players
M. Wright IV
P. Austin
34.8 Min. Per Game 34.8
13.1 Pts. Per Game 13.1
4.7 Ast. Per Game 4.7
3.1 Reb. Per Game 3.1
50.6 Field Goal % 47.9
27.9 Three Point % 30.4
74.6 Free Throw % 71.4
  Defensive rebound by Shane Gatling 19.0
  Matt Bradley missed 3-pt. jump shot 16.0
+ 1 Lucas Siewert made 2nd of 2 free throws 21.0
+ 1 Lucas Siewert made 1st of 2 free throws 21.0
  Personal foul on Justice Sueing 21.0
  Defensive rebound by Lucas Siewert 21.0
  Darius McNeill missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
  Offensive rebound by California 29.0
  Justice Sueing missed driving layup, blocked by Tyler Bey 30.0
+ 3 McKinley Wright IV made 3-pt. jump shot 37.0
  Lost ball turnover on Matt Bradley 1:03
Team Stats
Points 68 59
Field Goals 25-50 (50.0%) 21-54 (38.9%)
3-Pointers 7-22 (31.8%) 5-21 (23.8%)
Free Throws 11-15 (73.3%) 12-18 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 37 24
Offensive 3 2
Defensive 30 19
Team 4 3
Assists 18 10
Steals 0 7
Blocks 4 2
Turnovers 13 4
Fouls 18 17
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
13 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST
12T
away team logo Colorado 11-7 343468
home team logo California 5-14 233659
Team Stats
away team logo Colorado 11-7 74.0 PPG 40.9 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo California 5-14 68.4 PPG 31.6 RPG 10.9 APG
Key Players
23
L. Siewert F 9.1 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.6 APG 43.2 FG%
10
J. Sueing F 14.3 PPG 6.0 RPG 2.0 APG 43.2 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Siewert F 18 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
J. Sueing F 13 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
50.0 FG% 38.9
31.8 3PT FG% 23.8
73.3 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Siewert 18 3 1 6/11 2/4 4/4 2 32 0 0 2 0 3
T. Bey 17 14 2 6/8 0/1 5/6 2 32 0 3 3 1 13
S. Gatling 13 6 2 5/14 3/11 0/0 2 35 0 0 0 0 6
M. Wright IV 8 4 4 3/7 2/3 0/0 3 30 0 0 3 0 4
D. Schwartz 2 2 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 4 17 0 0 0 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Siewert 18 3 1 6/11 2/4 4/4 2 32 0 0 2 0 3
T. Bey 17 14 2 6/8 0/1 5/6 2 32 0 3 3 1 13
S. Gatling 13 6 2 5/14 3/11 0/0 2 35 0 0 0 0 6
M. Wright IV 8 4 4 3/7 2/3 0/0 3 30 0 0 3 0 4
D. Schwartz 2 2 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 4 17 0 0 0 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Battey 5 2 3 2/2 0/0 1/3 3 22 0 0 2 1 1
D. Kountz 5 0 4 2/6 0/2 1/2 1 25 0 0 1 0 0
E. Parquet 0 2 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 1 2 0 2
N. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Strating - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Martinka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ersek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Dombek - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McQuade - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 33 18 25/50 7/22 11/15 18 200 0 4 13 3 30
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Austin 13 3 7 6/10 0/3 1/2 3 38 1 0 1 0 3
J. Sueing 13 3 1 5/12 0/3 3/5 3 39 3 0 1 0 3
M. Bradley 12 4 1 3/8 2/6 4/4 3 28 1 0 2 1 3
A. Kelly 6 4 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 27 0 0 0 0 4
R. Davis 0 2 0 0/3 0/0 0/2 1 6 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Austin 13 3 7 6/10 0/3 1/2 3 38 1 0 1 0 3
J. Sueing 13 3 1 5/12 0/3 3/5 3 39 3 0 1 0 3
M. Bradley 12 4 1 3/8 2/6 4/4 3 28 1 0 2 1 3
A. Kelly 6 4 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 27 0 0 0 0 4
R. Davis 0 2 0 0/3 0/0 0/2 1 6 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. McNeill 9 2 1 3/12 3/8 0/0 1 33 2 0 0 0 2
J. Harris-Dyson 4 2 0 1/2 0/0 2/3 4 14 0 1 0 1 1
G. Anticevich 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 0 0 0 1
C. Vanover 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0
J. Orender - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Erving - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Zhao - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Serge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Welle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 21 10 21/54 5/21 12/18 17 200 7 2 4 2 19