Bears Host Huskies on Senior Day

Feb. 29, 2008

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Washington Huskies (15-14, 6-10) at California Golden Bears (15-11, 6-9)
Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m., Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA
Radio: KYOU (1550 AM)
TV: Comcast SportsNet

Golden Bear Game Notes
* California plays its final home game of the season when the Golden Bears host Washington Saturday at 3 p.m. The contest will be televised in Northern California on Comcast SportsNet.

* Cal has won five of its last six games vs. Washington in Haas Pavilion, including the past two. Last year, the Bears prevailed, 77-69, in overtime behind 18 points and 14 rebounds from Ryan Anderson.

* Four members of the Golden Bears - seniors DeVon Hardin (No. 2 on Cal's all-time blocked shots list with 126), Eric Vierneisel, Patrick Armstrong and Sam Rayburn - will be honored in a pregame ceremony Saturday.

* By shooting 6-for-7 from the free throw line vs. Washington State Thursday, Anderson nudged ahead of Michael Chavez for first on Cal's all-time free throw percentage list. Anderson is now at 84.29% (236-for-280), just ahead of Chavez, who played from 1980-83 and completed his career at 84.26% (198-235).

* Hardin grabbed 10 rebounds in Thursday's 70-49 loss to Washington State, marking his first double-digit rebound effort since also snaring 10 vs. USC on Jan. 3. He enters Saturday's contest with 610 career boards, needing four more to pass Mark McNamara (1981-82) for 14th all-time at Cal.

* Now with 561 points and 260 rebounds on the year, Anderson is the first player in school history to have at least 500 points and 250 boards twice in a career. Last season, he finished with 539 points and 269 rebounds. The only other Cal players to accomplish the feat once were Leonard Taylor in 1987 (649 points, 270 rebounds), Mark McNamara in 1982 (593-341), Ansley Truitt in 1972 (544-382) and Leon Powe in 2006 (553-273).

* Cal is shooting 77.7 percent from the free throw line this year, which is ahead of school-record pace (76.9% in 2007) and fifth-best in the country.

* Sophomore G Patrick Christopher, Cal's second-leading scorer at 15.7 ppg, bruised his left hip in the first half of Thursday's game vs. Washington State. He practiced with the team on Friday, and the coaches will make a gameday decision on his status for Saturday.

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