After falling to USC in the home opener of Pac-12 play, Coach Wyking Jones decided to make some changes once again. The Bears starting 5 today were Darrius McNeill, Juhwan Harris-Dyson, Don Coleman, Justice Sueing, and Marcus Lee. Surpsing to almost no one, Cal quickly fell behind by double digits. UCLA’s Thomas Welsh started out perfect from the floor including 3 three’s before finally missing. Once again Cal’s inability to produce any consistent offense really hurt them. Cal finished the half with just Lee in double digits and by getting doubled up by UCLA. The Bears enter the half down by 21.
Either Coach Jones yelled at the refs or the team, but the Bears came out with some fire under them. A couple of turnovers by UCLA and some solid offense helped the Bears dig into the lead and begin to play more or less evenly with UCLA. Fortunately for the Bruins, Cal continued to leave Thomas Welsh wide open in the corner, where he was able to easily sink threes. After some assistance by the refs though, UCLA found themselves up 20 again. Despite getting no help from the refs, Lee had himself a solid game with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Meanwhile, Sueing had 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. On another positive note, Cal managed to minimize their turnovers down to 10 total. However, today’s game marks the second time this season Cal has given up 100+ points at home.
Cal Fans, What did you take away from todays game?