Cal Visits Oregon Saturday
Feb. 3, 2006
California Golden Bears (13-6, 7-3) at Oregon Ducks (10-12, 4-6)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m., McArthur Court, Eugene, OR
Radio: KYCY (1550 AM)
TV: Comcast SportsNet
A Quick Look at the Golden Bears
* California looks to run its winning streak to four games when the Golden Bears visit Oregon Saturday at 5 pm. Cal is 4-2 in Pac-10 road contests this season, including Thursday's 69-52 victory at Oregon State.
* The Bears are holding teams to just 39.6 percent shooting from the floor on the road, including 37.3 percent in Pac-10 road games. Oregon State managed to make only 31.9 percent from the field Thursday, lowest for a Cal opponent since the Bears limited UCLA to 30.3 percent on Jan. 22, 2005 in Pauley Pavilion.
* Over its past five games, Cal foes are averaging 58.4 ppg, with only Washington (69) scoring more than 60 points against the Bears. Oregon State's 52 points Thursday matched a season low for a Cal opponent (also San Jose State Nov. 30).
* Sophomore F Leon Powe, who leads the Pac-10 in rebounding with 10.8 per game, has recorded six straight double-doubles. During that stretch, he has averaged 12.8 rpg, with a high of 16 at Oregon State - a career best and most by a Pac-10 player this year.
* Powe's 10.8 rpg is the highest for a Cal player since Mark McNamara averaged 12.6 rpg in 1981-82. He is on pace to become the first Bear to average at least 10 points and 10 boards since Brian Hendrick in 1991-92 (16.1 ppg, 10.7 rpg).
* Senior G Richard Midgley has averaged 15.5 ppg over his last two games, shooting 12-for-19 from the floor (63.2%) and 6-for-10 from three-point distance (60.0%). In his previous four games, he averaged just 5.8 ppg on 35.0 percent shooting from the field (7-20).
* Junior G Ayinde Ubaka tied his season high with seven assists (only one turnover) at Oregon State Thursday. Over his past four contests, Ubaka is dishing out 6.0 apg to raise his season rate to 4.1 apg. For the year, he is second in the Pac-10 to Oregon's Aaron Brooks in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.73).
* After committing a season-low five turnovers at Oregon State, Cal reduced its Pac-10-best rate to 12.2 turnovers per game. The Bears have had 10 or fewer turnovers five times in their last seven games. Cal leads the conference in assist-to-turnover margin at +1.18.