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Halftime: UCLA 39, Cal 35

UCLA is 20 minutes away from moving on to the championship game of the Pac-10 Conference tournament.

It may be a stretch, but it's more than what could have been said at the end of the regular season.

The Bruins lead the Golden Bears, 39-35, at the half here at Staples Center. Senior Michael Roll leads all scorers with 16 points. Cal's Jerome Randle has 14.

UCLA's lead reached nine with just over a minute left before Cal closed the first 20 minutes on a 5-0 run.