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Huskies Fall To Cal In Pac-12 Opener

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The Huskies were outscored 54-43 in the second half and were defeated by California 81-75 in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

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The Huskies were outscored by California 54-43 in the second half and were defeated by the Golden Bears 81-75 in the conference opener for both teams on Friday night at Haas Pavilion. It is the second straight loss in the row for the Huskies after they started the season 11-0.

I didn't get a chance to watch much of the game tonight, so not much analysis from me

Cal was a three headed monster on Friday night. Jordan Mathews, Tyrone Wallace and David Kravish combined for 71 points for the Golden Bears, who shot 42.6% from the field and made 24 free throws.

Mathews was the star of the game, connecting on five 3-pointers and 10-of-12 free throws on way to a 31 point performance. Kravish finished 10-of-16 from the field for 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyrone Wallace finished with 19 points and eight rebounds despite shooting 4-of-20 from the field.

Wallace entered the game as a 56% free throw shooter but shot 11-of-12 from the line on Friday.

Nigel Williams-Goss flirted with a triple double once again to lead the Huskies, finishing with 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. In his Pac-12 debut, Robert Upshaw tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. I don't know how much time Upshaw spent defensively on Kravish but I think Shawn Kemp Jr. was mostly guarding him.

Jernard Jarreau scored 12 points and Andrew Andrews added 10 to round out the double digit scorers for the Huskies. Kemp Jr. was once again a no-show in a meaningful game, finishing 2-of-7 from the field for four points. Mike Anderson finished with seven points on 3-for-5 shooting.

The Huskies made only 3-of-11 3-pointers, 28-of-62 field goals and turned the ball over 13 times compared to just four for California.

The Huskies will hope to make it a road split when they travel to Stanford to face the Cardinal at 7 p.m. on Sunday on ESPNU.

Leave your thoughts on the game in the comments section below. Bad day to be a Husky fan, but as always, Go Dawgs!