Bears Ride 3-Game Road Win Streak into No. 9 Oregon
Jan. 19, 2007
California Golden Bears (12-6, 4-2) at Oregon Ducks (17-1, 5-1)
Saturday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m., McArthur Court, Eugene, OR
Radio: KYOU (1550 AM)
TV: Comcast SportsNet
A Quick Look at the Golden Bears
- Winner of four of its last five games, including three in a row on the road, California next visits No. 9 Oregon Saturday at 5 p.m.
- Since opening Pac-10 action with a 94-85 loss at Arizona, the Golden Bears have defeated Arizona State (66-62), Stanford (67-63) and Oregon State (77-74) in succession away from home.
- Going back to last season, Cal has won six of its last eight Pac-10 road games. This year, the Bears are 6-4 in road/neutral contests, which includes a 3-0 run to win the Great Alaska Shootout in November.
- Senior G Ayinde Ubaka poured in 22 points - 20 in the second half - to lead Cal to its 77-74 victory at Oregon State Thursday. In the process, he became the 35th player in school history to score 1,000 points in his career. Ubaka now ranks 34th with 1,004 points.
- Freshman F Ryan Anderson added 22 points of his own - 18 in the first half - against the Beavers to raise his team-leading rate to 17.5 ppg. Anderson has scored 315 points in 18 games, which already puts him 11th on Cal's all-time freshman scoring list.
- When Cal faces Oregon Saturday, the Bears will wrap up a stretch with six of eight games on the road, dating back to a Dec. 23 date at DePaul. Since a Dec. 19 contest vs. Furman in Berkeley, Cal has played just two home games in Haas Pavilion.
- Junior F Eric Vierneisel scored 13 points (4-5 3P, 1-2 FT) at Oregon State to set a career high. Over his past seven games, Vierneisel has averaged 10.0 ppg. In the first 11 games of the year before his hot streak, he contributed just 0.9 ppg.
- Cal leads the Pac-10 and ranks fourth nationally in free throw shooting, having connected on 77.6 percent of its attempts. The Bears were 17-for-20 at the line at Oregon State and made 13 of their last 14 tries. Ayinde Ubaka was a perfect 8-for-8 in the second half, while Ryan Anderson's two free throws with 7.4 seconds left provided the winning three-point margin.
- Cal has already made 138 three-pointers this season, which beats its full-season total for two of the last three years. The Bears made 110 shots from behind the arc in 2004-05 and 127 treys during the 2003-04 campaign.