Bears Thwart Cougar Comeback Bid

Reserve point guard Terry Nashif played a key role in BYU's comeback attempt that fell just short against Cal. He played solid defense and hit a big three during his 14 minutes on the court. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BERKELEY -- Amit Tamir's tip-in with 5.8 seconds left gave Cal a 47-46 win, thwarting BYU's comeback effort Wednesday night at Haas Pavilion.

The Cougars fought back from an eight-point deficit to take a 46-45 lead late in the game behind the scoring of JC transfer Mike Hall, who scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half.

BYU had a chance to extend its one-point lead when senior guard Kevin Woodberry was fouled with 21 seconds left in the game, but Woodberry missed the front end of a one-and-one to set up Tamir's game-winning score.

The Cougars' late-game run was sparked by Terry Nashif, who hit a three-pointer with 8:20 left in the game to cut the Bears lead to 43-38. Mark Bigelow would then hit a layup to bring the Cougars within three. Hall scored three baskets to cap off the Cougars' 11-2 run.

A defensive game throughout, BYU shot 38 percent from the floor and held the Bears to a 33 percent success rate on their shots.

BYU and Cal also had trouble holding onto the ball with BYU turning the ball over 21 times while Cal committed 18 turnovers.

The Cougars' big men were limited by foul trouble throughout the night. Rafael Araujo, who finished the game with nine points and seven rebounds, was on the bench for most of the second half after fouling out with just over nine minutes left in the game.

"We fought through it and put ourselves in a position to win the game," BYU coach Steve Cleveland said. "But we didn't lose this game in the final seconds. We lost this game in the first half with 13 turnovers."

BYU falls to 1-1 with the loss while the Bears improve to 1-1. BYU will look to rebound from this loss on Saturday when it hosts cross-town UVSC Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Brigham Young vs California

11-26-03 7:00 at Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 1-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

03 BIGELOW, Mark....... f 3-9 1-2 0-0 2 3 5 0 7 1 4 2 0 36

52 JENSEN, Jared....... f 0-2 0-0 4-4 1 1 2 4 4 0 2 1 0 21

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... c 4-6 0-1 1-4 4 3 7 5 9 0 2 0 0 18

00 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... g 2-9 2-6 0-1 0 3 3 0 6 0 2 1 1 34

04 LEMES, Luiz......... g 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 4 3 0 1 23

01 HALL, Mike.......... 7-13 0-2 3-3 1 2 3 4 17 1 1 0 2 26

02 ROSE, Mike.......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4

05 SHOFF, Jake......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 10

10 NASHIF, Terry....... 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 14

12 ROBERTS, Marc....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

41 MEADS, Garner....... 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 10

TEAM................ 2 2 4

Totals.............. 17-45 4-12 8-12 10 19 29 20 46 10 21 4 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 6-20 30.0% 2nd Half: 11-25 44.0% Game: 37.8% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-7 42.9% 2nd Half: 1-5 20.0% Game: 33.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 7-8 87.5% 2nd Half: 1-4 25.0% Game: 66.7% 2,1

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HOME TEAM: California 1-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

25 Kately, Marquise.... f 2-7 0-1 0-1 1 0 1 2 4 0 2 1 1 27

44 Powe, Leon.......... f 7-10 0-0 4-8 5 6 11 2 18 0 4 0 1 25

24 Tamir, Amit......... c 2-13 0-7 2-2 4 5 9 3 6 1 4 2 2 34

01 Ubaka, Ayinde....... g 3-7 1-2 2-2 0 0 0 0 9 3 1 0 1 31

15 Midgley, Richard.... g 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 29

02 Diggs, A.J.......... 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 17

03 McGuire, Dominic.... 2-6 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 1 1 14

30 Bond, Erik.......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3

33 Hughes, Gabriel..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

40 Famulener, Conor.... 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 4 4 1 2 1 2 0 0 13

55 Paris, David........ 0-3 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 4

TEAM................ 1 1 1

Totals.............. 17-51 1-14 12-17 15 20 35 15 47 9 18 4 8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-22 45.5% 2nd Half: 7-29 24.1% Game: 33.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-8 12.5% 2nd Half: 0-6 0.0% Game: 7.1% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 2-3 66.7% 2nd Half: 10-14 71.4% Game: 70.6% 4

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Officials: Mark Reischling, Verne Harris, Michael Irving

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. California-None.

Attendance: 10604

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 22 24 - 46

California.................... 23 24 - 47

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Points in the paint-BY 24,CAL 26. Points off turnovers-BY 14,CAL 13.

2nd chance points-BY 10,CAL 13. Fast break points-BY 4,CAL 6.

Bench points-BY 20,CAL 8. Score tied-2 times. Lead changes-9 times.

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