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COL BKB: UCLA 81, California 80

March 8, 2008 at 7:12 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Josh Shipp hit an over-the-backboard floater with 1.5 seconds to play Saturday to give second-ranked UCLA an 81-80 victory over California.

UCLA trailed by as many as 11 in the second half but Kevin Love, UCLA's top scorer with 22 points, sank a three-pointer with 17.7 seconds left to pull the Bruins within 80-79.

The Golden Bears then turned the ball over on the inbounds pass. Darren Collison's shot was blocked with six seconds left, and UCLA inbounded the ball to Shipp -- who got off a shot that nearly clipped the edge of the backboard before dropping through the hoop.

Shipp scored 12 points for UCLA (28-3, 16-2 Pac-10), which won its seventh straight. Russell Westbrook added 18 points and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bruins clinched the regular-season title Thursday with a 77-67 overtime win against Stanford.

Ryan Anderson led Cal (15-14, 6-12) with 21 points and eight rebounds.

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