Cal Tops Oregon State, 65-61
Jan. 23, 2010
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Jerome Randle had 14 points and five assists and California held off a late rally to maintain its first-place spot in the Pac-10 standings with an unimpressive 65-61 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.
Jamal Boykin added 12 points and nine rebounds and Theo Robertson scored five straight during Cal's 11-4 spurt to open the second half and finished with 14. The Golden Bears (13-6, 5-2) headed into Saturday tied for the Pac-10 lead with Arizona State. The Sun Devils were set to host rival Arizona later Saturday.
Calvin Haynes scored 25 points and freshman Jared Cunningham scored a season-best 18 for the Beavers (8-11, 2-5), who nearly came back from a 15-point deficit late but ultimately lost for the sixth time in eight games. Oregon State coach Craig Robinson shook up his starting lineup with two changes after an ugly loss at Stanford two days earlier.