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J'Covan Brown scored 22 points, Myck Kabongo added 13 and Texas rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat UCLA 69-59 on Saturday in a game delayed nearly 131/2 minutes when the lights went out in the first half.
The Longhorns (5-2) seemingly benefited from the power surge that briefly darkened the aging Los Angeles Sports Arena. After the lights came back on, they outscored UCLA 9-4, including five by Brown, to end the half trailing 34-28.
Lazeric Jones scored 21 points and Travis Wear added 13 for the Bruins (2-5), who equaled their worst start since 2002-03, Steve Lavin's last season as coach.
Texas opened the second half on a 12-6 run to tie the game 40-all. The Longhorns took their first lead on Kabongo's open layup that keyed an 11-3 spurt.
BEST OF MAXIM
It seemed inevitable that if Texas and California kept showing up at the Holiday Bowl, they'd eventually play each other.
The Longhorns and Golden Bears will play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28, the first matchup between the schools since 1970.
Texas will be playing in the Holiday Bowl for the fifth time while Cal is making its third visit. Both teams are 7-5.
UCLA (2-4) host the Texas Longhorns (4-2) on Dec. 3 in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The game is slated for a 1:36 p.m. (PT) tip-off and will be televised on FSN and Prime Ticket. It can be heard live on AM 570 KLAC and on channel 94 on Sirius Satellite and on channel 197 on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
J'Covan Brown scored 22 points, Myck Kabongo added 13 and Texas rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat UCLA 69-59 on Saturday.
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