Cal Topples South Florida, 79-69
Jan. 20, 2001
By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
Cal (12-5) shot 60 percent and scored the game's last nine points whileremaining undefeated at home this season in a competitive non-conferencematchup between two up-and-coming programs.
The Golden Bears, who got at least eight points from six different players,broke open a close game with a second-half rally that included several bigbaskets by Lampley, the Bears' leading scorer. But back-to-back 3-pointers byReggie Kohn pulled South Florida within 64-62 with five minutes to play.
Kohn, who scored all of his 18 points on six 3-pointers, hit another3-pointer with 2:10 left to cut Cal's lead to 70-69, but Shantay Legans hit a3-pointer seconds later, then ripped a rebound away from Altron Jackson and hitone free throw with 1:27 left. Legans added two more free throws in the closingseconds.
After a 9-1 stretch, South Florida (11-6) lost its second straight. B.B.Waldon had 13 points for the Bulls and Jackson added 11, but both of SouthFlorida's stars were held well below their averages.
Cal rebounded from its 84-58 loss at top-ranked Stanford on Wednesday nightwith another solid home performance. The Bears went to 10-0 this season at HaasPavilion, where Cal has a 13-game winning streak.
Cal is 16-1 against non-conference opponents since the Bears' renovated gymopened before last season. It was the Bears' first meeting with South Florida.