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Cal MBB Insta-Recap: Cal drops a heartbreaker against ORE. L. 65-68.

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NCAA Basketball: Oregon at California Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

1ST HALF:

The Bears came out with a focus, ferocity and demeanor that we have yet to see all season long. After about 2 minutes of no scoring deadlock, the Bears started mounting a lead and did not let up the lead. Cal ended the half up 30-16, led by Jabari bird and his 3-3 from beyond the arc and Ivan Rabb’s 8 rebounds. Cal also dominated the rebound margin by +7. The offense and ball movement was solid and led to 8 assists for baskets.

2ND HALF:

The Bears came out of the half, slightly lethargic, but managed to keep ahold of the lead which dipped to 9 points at the 12 minute mark. Cal’s lead then evaporated and gave Oregon’s first lead of the game with just 2 minutes to go in the game. The game came down to the wire, but Cal couldnt hold on. Dillon Brooks nailed a 3 with 0.2 seconds left and that was that. The Bears dominated every facet of the game up until the last 5 minutes where they could not score from the field.