Cal Defeats Portland for Golden Bear Classic Championship
Dec. 28, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Jamal Boykin scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, both career highs, lifting Cal to an 81-61 victory over Portland in the championship game of the Golden Bear Classic on Sunday.
The title was Cal's 11th in the tournament's 16-year history.
T.J. Campbell and Luke Sikma scored 10 apiece to lead Portland (7-6).
Cal rode Randle's fast start to a 42-32 halftime lead. He scored 14 points in the half, making 4 of 5 field goals, 3 of 4 freethrows and all three of his 3-point shots.
Portland guard Nik Raivio, who entered the game averaging a team-best 16.1 points per game, didn't take a shot in the first half until less than 30 seconds remained. He drained a 3-point shot for his only points of the half and finished with 6 points.