Cal has sustained a lot of body blows and tough defeats during its 12-game victory drought.
But perhaps not one quite like this.
The Bears led UCLA by 11 points early in the second half and battled the Bruins into overtime, before falling 75-67.
"We had this one," center Connor Vanover said.
Instead, the Bears dropped their 13th straight game -- an ongoing program record -- and fell to 5-19 overall, 0-12 in Pac-12 play.
Cal returns to action Saturday against USC. Tipoff is 5 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.