The Golden Bears needed somebody to carry the load with three starters and key play-makers sitting out injured and a cold first half.

Freshman Charlie Moore came up big scoring 38 points to top Shareef ¬†Abdur-Rahim’s mark of 33 points set in November 1995, Stephen Domingo hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:10 left in overtime, and short-handed No. 25 Cal held off UC Irvine 75-65 on Wednesday night.

Cal Stephen Domingo, right, shoots against UC Irvine's Jonathan Galloway (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
California’s Stephen Domingo, right, shoots against UC Irvine’s Jonathan Galloway (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Moore shot 10 for 20 from the field with three 3-pointers and made 15 of 17 free throws.

Kameron Rooks’ tip-in with 23 seconds left in regulation tied the game and Jaron Martin failed to get off a shot for the Anteaters (1-2). Rooks scored a career-high 15 points to go with eight rebounds as Cal extended its home winning streak at Haas Pavilion to 21.

Cal (2-0) missed three starters because of injuries: preseason All-America Ivan Rabb (toe), Jabari Bird (back spasms) and Columbia transfer Grant Mullins (neck strain). Martin hopes to have all three back for the next game.

“We don’t want to have any excuses after the game, we have key guys out,” he said. “Probably one of the better wins of my coaching career, seeing guys compete and battle and not make excuses.”

Cal overcame a drought of 10:33 without a basket spanning both halves before Moore’s 3-pointer at the 17:22 mark of the second half.

The Anteaters didn’t commit their first turnover until 3:10 before halftime after Cal already had seven. Both teams already had a common opponent with lopsided victories against South Dakota State. The Anteaters haven’t beaten Cal since Dec. 2, 2000.

UC Irvine
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Smith F 39 2-3 3-5 0-0 0-4 2 1 1 4 3 7
J. Galloway F 29 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-6 1 2 0 0 5 2
I. Dimakopoulos C 29 3-8 0-0 2-4 0-1 3 0 0 0 3 8
J. Martin G 38 10-21 5-8 1-7 0-4 2 0 1 4 3 26
M. Hazzard G 20 5-7 0-0 3-5 0-1 0 0 0 1 5 13
E. Leonard 30 1-8 0-0 1-4 2-3 2 0 1 2 2 3
T. Rutherford 19 1-2 2-2 0-0 1-4 0 1 0 0 4 4
E. Worku 10 1-4 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 1 0 0 0 2
J. Edgar Jr. 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
B. Greene 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 225 24-54
(.444)
10-15
(.667)
7-21
(.333)
4-27 10 5 3 11 28 65

California
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
R. Moute a Bidias F 39 0-1 4-6 0-1 3-7 0 1 1 3 1 4
S. Domingo F 37 3-13 2-2 3-11 1-9 1 0 1 0 3 11
K. Okoroh C 21 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 3 2 1
S. Singer G 43 2-9 1-3 1-3 0-6 5 0 1 0 3 6
C. Moore G 40 10-20 15-17 3-7 1-2 0 0 2 1 2 38
K. Rooks 34 4-7 7-12 0-0 4-8 1 1 2 3 5 15
D. Coleman 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 0
R. Davis 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Hamilton 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 225 19-52
(.365)
30-42
(.714)
7-22
(.318)
13-40 8 2 7 10 18 75

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