Love Leads Late Rally as UCLA Beats Cal

Kansas clinches tie for Big 12, Syracuse upsets Marquette
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2008 10:25 PM CST
UCLA's Kevin Love, left, scores over California's Ryan Anderson during the second half of a basketball game in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Love was the high scorer with 22 points in UCLA's...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Kevin Love scored 22 points and Josh Shipp hit a shot from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds left to lift No. 3 UCLA to an 81-80 Pac-10 win over Cal today, reports the Associated Press. The Bruins, who came from 11 down, trailed by four with 31 seconds left. Love hit a 3-pointer, however, and Ship hit his off-balance shot after a Cal turnover. In other Top 25 action:

  • No. 5 Kansas clinched at least a tie with Texas for the Big 12 title with a 72-55 win over Texas A&M. Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur led the Jayhawks with 16 points each.
  • Syracuse remained in the hunt for an NCAA bid as Donte Greene and Jonny Flynn both scored 21 points in an 87-72 Big East win over No. 21 Marquette.