Antecevic, Kelly help Cal rally, beat Utah 72-63
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Grant Antecevic scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half, Andre Kelly had 11 points and nine rebounds, and California rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Utah 72-63 on Saturday night.
Makale Foreman had 12 points and Jarred Hyder scored 11 for Cal (7-8, 2-6 Pac-12).
Foreman hit a 3-pointer before Hyder made back-to-back layups in a 7-0 run to open the second half that pulled the Golden Bears within five, and a couple minutes later Ryan Betley hit a 3-pointer and then made 3 of 3 from the free-throw line to spark a 17-4 spurt that gave Cal the lead for good. Kuany Kuany hit a 3 to cap the spurt and made it 46-42 with 12 minutes to play.
Antecevic scored 10 points - including back-to-back 3s - in a 14-4 run that pushed the lead into double figures with six minutes to go.
Timmy Allen scored 26 points and Pelle Larsson added 12 for Utah (5-6, 2-5).
Cal made just three of its first 18 field-goal attempts and trailed by as many as 15 points before going into the break trailing 34-22. The Bears, however, shot 59% (17 of 29) from the field, including 6 of 13 from behind the arc, in the second half.
Utah made 1 of 12 from 3-point range after halftime.
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Updated January 17, 2021