National Basketball Association
California 65, Fresno St. 57
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 28, 2021
Where: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
Officials: # Chris Rastatter, # David Hall, # Tony Padilla
Attendance: 3857

Joel Brown's 3-pointer with 6:21 remaining in the game capped a 7-0 burst that allowed host California to break away from previously undefeated Fresno State en route to a 65-57 non-conference basketball victory Sunday night in Berkeley, Calif.

Jordan Shepherd had 17 points, Andre Kelly 14 and Grant Anticevich 13 in a balanced attack that allowed the Golden Bears (3-4) to rebound from a pair of losses to ranked opponents last week in Florida.

Orlando Robinson went for a game-high 25 points for the Bulldogs (5-1), but got little help in the scoring column, resulting in the visitors' season-low point total.

Cal led just 43-42 after a layup by Fresno State's Kyle Harding with 7:58 remaining before gaining the upper hand the rest of the way.

Brown's 3-pointer, which gave Cal a 50-42 lead, came after Shepherd and Jalen Celestine had begun the Golden Bears' run-away with hoops.

Robinson countered with an interior basket to cut the deficit to six, but Anticevich turned a layup into a three-point play, and Shepherd and Kuany Kuany drilled back-breaking 3-pointers, as Cal ran off to a 59-45 advantage and coasted home.

Shepherd (6-for-14), Kelly (6-for-8) and Anticevich (5-for-10) combined to shoot 17-for-32 for the Golden Bears, who outshot the Bulldogs 47.1 percent to 43.1 percent. Anticevich and Brown each connected on a pair of 3-pointers.

Shepherd also found time for a team-high seven rebounds.

Robinson also logged team-highs with nine rebounds and four assists for Fresno State, which lost to Cal for the fourth time in their last five meetings since 2013.

Robinson shot 9-for-16, but his teammates combined to go just 13-for-35.

Isaiah Hill was the only other Bulldog in double figures with 10 points.

Cal never trailed, scoring the first seven points before going up 11-2. Fresno State did draw even at 17-all, but the Golden Bears built the lead to 28-21 by halftime.

The second half featured two ties, the last at 40-all with 10:34 to play.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Fresno St.   California
Orlando Robinson 25 Scoring Jordan Shepherd 17
Orlando Robinson 4 Assists Grant Anticevich 3
Orlando Robinson 9 Rebounds Jordan Shepherd 7
Orlando Robinson 5 Free Throws Made Jordan Shepherd 4
Deon Stroud 2 Steals Joel Brown 2
Orlando Robinson 4 Blocks Kuany Kuany 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Fresno St. 57 43.1 7-22 6-10 10 28 5 7 12
California 65 47.1 7-16 10-12 10 25 3 4 11