Bears Hope to Beat Beavers For First Time in Two Years
Jan. 22, 2010
California Golden Bears (12-6, 4-2) vs. Oregon State Beavers (8-10, 2-4)
Saturday, Jan. 23, 11:00 a.m. (PT), Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.
Radio: KFRC 1550 AM TV:CBS
Following the tough loss at Washington last weekend, California responded with a dominating victory against Oregon last Thursday, 89-57, tying the series record for largest margin of victory. The Golden Bears hope for similar success on Saturday, Jan. 23, when they face Oregon State at 11 a.m. at Haas Pavilion.
Cal wasted no time in jumping on the Ducks. Senior guard Patrick Christopher had an explosive first half, scoring all 21 of his points in the opening half. Five Bears reached double figures, including senior forward Theo Robertson and his 18 points on the night. The offense wasn't the only thing that was clicking for Cal, as the Bears held the Ducks to a shooing percentage of 38.1 from the field and 5.6 from three-point range. The 30-point victory was also the first time Cal won a conference game by 30 points since Jan. 19, 2006 vs. Arizona State (88-58).
Another hot shooter for the Bears on Thursday was sophomore guard D.J. Seeley. In the past two games, Seeley has scored his career high of 11 points.
The team leader in steals with 30, Christopher moved up to ninth on the school's career scoring list with 1,455 points. He is currently second on the team in scoring with 16.7 ppg and third in rebounding at 5.7 rpg. Christopher is also on pace to set the school record for most games played in a career.
Senior guard Jerome Randle now has 1,526 career points and currently stands in eighth on the school's all-time scoring list. He needs seven three-pointers to set the new school record for career three-pointers made. He also needs 41 assists to become just the third player in school history to record 500 assists.
Randle's 330 career free throws ranks ninth all-time in school history. He also leads the team in scoring, averaging 19.0 ppg, and is averaging 4.7 assists per game.
The Bears will be looking for revenge on Saturday against the Beavers since Oregon State won both meetings last season, ending a seven-game winning streak for Cal in the all-time series.
Senior forward Jamal Boykin is the team rebounding leader at 6.2 rpg, but it was sophomore forward Omondi Amoke who had the big night on the boards against the Ducks. Amoke posted a game-high 11 rebounds. He is second on the team in rebounding at 5.8 rpg.