Tuesday, November 20

It faltered down the stretch, but UCLA cites its defensive growth as key in Thursday night’s 81-71 win over Cal. The Bruins held the Golden Bears to just 30 percent shooting in the first half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
It faltered down the stretch, but UCLA cites its defensive growth as key in Thursday night’s 81-71 win over Cal. The Bruins held the Golden Bears to just 30 percent shooting in the first half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshmen TJ Leaf and Lonzo Ball catalyzed an 11-0 run to give UCLA the 44-24 halftime lead over Cal. Leaf finished with seven rebounds and six points, including a big dunk over a Bears defender. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Freshmen TJ Leaf and Lonzo Ball catalyzed an 11-0 run to give UCLA the 44-24 halftime lead over Cal. Leaf finished with seven rebounds and six points, including a big dunk over a Bears defender. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman Lonzo Ball bounced back from UCLA’s first loss of the season with eight points, five rebounds and three assists in the first half. The forward also went 2-of-4 from 3-point range to give the Bruins’ the 34-26 lead. (Jintak Han/assistant Photo editor)
Freshman Lonzo Ball bounced back from UCLA’s first loss of the season with eight points, five rebounds and three assists in the first half. The forward also went 2-of-4 from 3-point range to give the Bruins’ the 34-26 lead. (Jintak Han/assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball powered the offense with 19 points and seven assists to help UCLA move to 10-0 on the season. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)
Freshman guard Lonzo Ball powered the offense with 19 points and seven assists to help UCLA move to 10-0 on the season. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)
(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, but fell just short against the No. 19 Utes. Redshirt senior quarterback Mike Fafaul finished with five touchdowns, but also threw four interceptions in UCLA’s third straight loss. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
The Bruins mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, but fell just short against the No. 19 Utes. Redshirt senior quarterback Mike Fafaul finished with five touchdowns, but also threw four interceptions in UCLA’s third straight loss. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Mike Fafaul helped the Bruins bounce back from a 14-0 hole with three straight touchdowns, but the redshirt senior quarterback threw two interceptions and fumbled once to keep the Utes in the game.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Mike Fafaul helped the Bruins bounce back from a 14-0 hole with three straight touchdowns, but the redshirt senior quarterback threw two interceptions and fumbled once to keep the Utes in the game.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)