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.
Cal (11-2) used balanced scoring to beat the Pilots. Theo Robertson and tournament MVP Jerome Randle each scored 16. Patrick Christopher added 13 points.
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.