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No. 8 UCLA Struggles In Win Over Cal

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BERKELEY (CBS/AP) — Darxia Morris had a career-high 22 points, Jasmine Dixon shook off some early shooting struggles to make two key baskets down the stretch and No. 8 UCLA held on to beat California 65-56 on Saturday.

The Bruins were far from sharp offensively most of the game and couldn’t put the pesky Golden Bears away until Atonye Nyingifa made four free throws in the final 52.6 seconds to seal the win.

Nyingifa finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for UCLA (16-2, 6-1 Pac-10), which bounced back from Thursday’s 26-point loss to No. 4 Stanford.

DeNesha Stallworth scored 22 points for California (11-7, 3-4 Pac-10), which lost at home for just the second time this season.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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