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Odister helps Cal Poly upend UCLA

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Odister scored 15 points, including the decisive free throws in the closing seconds, as Cal Poly upended 11th- ranked UCLA, 70-68, at New Pauley Pavilion.

Dylan Royer paced the Mustangs (2-2) with 18 points, while Brian Bennett added 16 and Chris Eversley contributed a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in Cal Poly's second win in three games.

Shabazz Muhammad finished with 15 points and 10 boards for UCLA (4-2), which has dropped two of three.

Travis Wear netted 14 points and Jordan Adams dropped in 13 in defeat.

The Bruins held a 29-27 lead at the break and opened the second half with a 22-6 run that included nine points by Wear and seven by Muhammad to take a seemingly comfortable, 51-33, lead with about 12 minutes remaining in the game.

But Cal Poly did not quit, battling back with a 30-12 push to knot the game at 63-63 on back-to-back 3-pointers by Royer around Wear's layup.

Royer had another three-point attempt rim out after the teams traded baskets, but Eversley was there to tip-in the rebound to give the Mustangs a 67-65 edge with just under two minutes remaining.

Cal Poly later held a 68-66 lead after Larry Drew III went 1-for-2 at the foul line with 25 seconds left, but Eversley turned the ball over and Adams tied the game at 68 with a layup.

Norman Powell, though, fouled Odister on Cal Poly's ensuing possession and he sank both of his free throws with 11 seconds remaining.

Powell failed to atone for his gaffe with a missed 3-pointer on the other end, and after the rebound went out of bounds off a member of the Mustangs with five seconds showing to keep the ball in the hands of UCLA, Adams also had a three-point attempt rim out at the buzzer to seal the win for Cal Poly.

It was a one-possession game over the first four-plus minutes of action until the Bruins reeled off nine straight points to go on top, 16-9.

But UCLA would be held without a basket for nearly eight minutes while the Mustangs used the drought to regain a 20-16 edge on Odister's 3-pointer.

Adams was able to put an end to the dry spell with a triple on the Bruins' ensuing possession, and UCLA outscored Cal Poly, 13-7, for the remainder of the first half to take a 29-27 lead into the break on Drew's layup in the closing seconds.

Game Notes

It was Cal Poly's first-ever win against UCLA, which leads the all-time series, 5-1 ... The Mustangs shot 44.4 percent from the field and went 9- for-25 from three-points range ... UCLA shot 45.3 percent in the game and 5- for-13 from beyond the arc ...Wear and Powell each netted nine points in defeat.

11/26 00:56:18 ET

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