Bears Face LaSalle in Golden Bear Classic Title Game

Dec. 30, 2000

Golden Bear Classic Game Notes:

Golden Bear Classic schedule: Consolation -- Yale vs. Lafayette, 5 p.m., Championship -- Cal vs. LaSalle, 7:30 p.m.

Cal enters the LaSalle game on a six-game winning streak. A win tonight would match the Bears longest under head coach Ben Braun. Cal also won seven straight games from March 10-Nov. 29, 1999 and from Dec. 3-22, 1998.

Cal also enters tonight's contest with a nine-game winning streak in Haas Pavilion. Another victory would give the Bears a 10-game home win string, tying for the seventh longest in school history.

Cal has connected on at least 50 percent of its shots from the floor in four consecutive games. The last time the Bears accomplished that feat was over a six-game stretch from Dec. 12, 1993 through Jan. 8, 1994.

After dishing out two assists with no turnovers against Yale Friday, Ryan Forehan-Kelly now has 26 assists and only four turnovers on the year. He also is shooting an even 50.0 percent from the floor and a team-high 45.9 percent from three-point range.

Cal has won four of the previous seven Golden Bear Classics: 1993, '96, '97 and '98. Last year, Penn upended the Bears, 74-71, in the title game.

With 19 points against Yale, Sean Lampley moved into 11th place on Cal's career scoring list with 1,345 points, passing Jackie Ridgle (1969-71), who had 1,343 points. Next in line is Roy Fisher, who scored 1,382 points from 1988-91.

After going for 10 points last night, Brian Wethers has scored at least 10 points in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.

Solomon Hughes has scored in double figures in every home game this season, including 11 points against Yale.

Sean Lampley was voted MVP of the 1998 Golden Bear Classic, while he was named to the all-tournament team last year.

Cal has had a positive turnover margin in all seven of its wins this year.

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