Bears Best Beavers, 69-59
Jan. 12, 2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Ryan Anderson had 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead California to a 69-59 win over Oregon State Saturday.
Marcel Jones had 12 points and Seth Tarver 11 for Oregon State (6-10,0-4). The Beavers have dropped six in a row and shot just 32.9 percent from the field.
The Golden Bears looked like they might dump Oregon State early, jumping out to a 14-4 advantage.
Oregon State went on a 13-2 run to wrestle the lead away. Josh Tarver extended the lead with a 3-pointer and Seth Tarver finished a fast break with a jam that gave the Beavers a 22-16 lead and sent the Bears into a time out.
Cal quickly caught up and didn't look back.
In a span of 1:58, Anderson knocked down two 3-pointers, Eric Vierneisel hit a 3 and two fouls shots, and Christopher and Randle made jumpers. When the 15-0 run was over Cal led 31-22 and was up 36-26 at the half.
Anderson, a 6-foot-10 sophomore forward, entered the game as the conference-leading scorer and fifth-leading rebounder at 20.9 points and 9.1 rebounds a game. He had 22 points and seven rebounds in the Bears' 79-70 loss at Oregon Thursday.
DeVon Hardin had eight points and seven rebounds for the Bears.
Cal led by as many as 18 in the second half, although Seth Tarver got the Beavers within 63-53 with a jumper at 4:02. C.J. Giles scored to get the Beavers within eight with 1:04 left.
Josh Tarver and C.J. Giles finished with nine points a piece for the Beavers. Tarver also had five steals.
Oregon State has shot poorly in their four conference games and lost them all. They came into the game shooting 34.9 percent in Pac-10 play. Giles and Josh Tarver were both 4-of-13 from the field. Jones was 5-of-17 and Omari Johnson, who had seven points and six rebounds, was 3-for-10.
The Bears made just 6 of 15 Saturday from the free-throw line.