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No. 25 UCLA Hustles Past Cal 85-70

January 23, 2005

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ Nikki Blue had 20 points and 14 assists, and No. 25 UCLA overcame a halftime deficit to beat California 85-70 on Saturday.

Amanda Livingston scored a career-high 23 points and Lisa Willis had 14 for the Bruins (12-6, 6-3 Pac-10), who forced 26 turnovers in their fourth straight win over Cal. UCLA took control with a 14-2 run midway through the second half.

Renee Wright matched her career high with 16 points for the Golden Bears (8-10, 2-7), who took a 39-36 lead to halftime after Kiki Williams’ 3-pointer. The Bears got back within seven points in the final minutes, but UCLA made 54 percent of its shots in the second half.

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