Cal State Takes Care of UCLA

Daniel KablackCorrespondent IIINovember 20, 2009

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20:  A band member from the Cal State Fullerton Titans supports his team against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Midwest Region first round of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 20, 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Wisconsin won 71-56. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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ESPN's 24 Hour College Basketball Marathon began the night with Cal State and Aaron Thompson walking into Pauley Pavilion to take care of the UCLA Bruins 68-65 in Double OT.

Thompson finished the night 9-of-14 from the floor with 9 rebounds, as CSUF (2-0) defeated the Bruins for the first time in the last ten meetings. Gerard Anderson added 14 points and five assists, while Jacques Streeter submitted 11 points.

Malcolm Lee and Michael Roll each scored 17 points to pace the Bruins (0-1), who had their string of 37 straight home wins over unranked non-conference opponents snapped. UCLA Freshman Reeves Nelson tallied 11 points and six boards off the bench. Nikola Dragovic pulled in a game-high 14 caroms in the losing cause.

The Bruins went an extremely unimpressive 0 of 7 from long range and just 3-of-9 at the foul line in the opening half, allowing the Cal State to take a 33-27 lead to the half.

UCLA came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half and held a 57-56 lead in the closing moments.

With 9.5 seconds left, Streeter made one of two free throws to tie the game and UCLA's Jerime Anderson missed a game-wining shot attempt at the buzzer, as the contest went into overtime.

Roll's three-pointer with 2:02 remaining in OT 1 tied the score at 60-60 and neither team could come up with a winning shot down the stretch.

Thompson hit a jumper 26 seconds into OT 2 and the Titans never relinquished the lead. UCLA had many opportunities to tie or take the lead in the final moments, but couldn't get any shots to drop in the three-point loss.

UCLA shot a dismal 31% from the floor on the night, while also struggling from long distance (5-of-29) and at the line (8-of-17).