Cal Hosts Washington Saturday at 2 p.m.
Jan. 12, 2007
Washington Huskies (11-5, 1-4) at California Golden Bears (10-6, 2-2)
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m., Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA
Radio: KYOU (1550 AM)
TV: Comcast SportsNet
A Quick Look at the Golden Bears
- California hosts Washington at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Haas Pavilion in a game that will be televised in Northern California by Comcast SportsNet.
- The Bears have won five of their last six home games against Washington, including last year's 71-69 decision over the then-No. 10 Huskies - Cal's first win over a Top 10 team in seven years. Ayinde Ubaka sank two free throws with 36 seconds remaining to break a 66-all tie. Ubaka and Omar Wilkes scored 15 points apiece for the Bears.
- Cal's games vs. Washington State and Washington this weekend represent the Bears' only contests in Berkeley between Dec. 19 and Jan. 25 - a span of 37 days.
- Cal is a perfect 10-0 when holding teams to 70 or fewer points, but 0-6 when giving up 71 or more.
- Freshman F Ryan Anderson, who paced the Bears with 17 points and eight rebounds vs. Washington State Thursday, is the only player in the Pac-10 ranked among the top five in the league in both scoring and rebounding. He is also seventh in the conference in three-point percentage (44.0%, 33-75).
- Since junior C DeVon Hardin suffered a stress fracture in his left foot, Cal is a cumulative minus-47 in rebounding margin the past five games. With Hardin in the lineup, the Bears were plus-6. Cal also has a total of just five blocks without Hardin, compared to 38 with him. Before his injury, Hardin was averaging 8.4 rpg and 1.9 bpg.
- Senior G Ayinde Ubaka chipped in 16 points vs. Washington State Thursday to give him 969 points in his career. He needs 31 more points to become the 35th player in Cal history to reach the 1,000-point level.
- Junior F Eric Vierneisel, who has earned starts at Stanford and vs. WSU, has averaged 10.2 ppg to go with seven assists and seven steals over the last five games. He has reached double figures four times during the stretch - twice the total he had in his first two seasons with the Bears combined.
- With three players sidelined for most, if not all, of the season (Hardin; C Jordan Wilkes, knee; G Nikola Knezevic, knee), Cal is down to nine healthy scholarship players - four of whom are freshmen.