Cal Seeks 12th Straight Home Win vs. Oregon State
Jan. 12, 2001
Cal looks to extend its home winning streak to 12 games when the Bears host Oregon State Saturday at 5 p.m. in Haas Pavilion.
Cal, which is 8-0 at home this year, is coming off an impressive 76-62 victory over Oregon Thursday night. The Ducks entered the game as the Pac-10's No. 1 scoring offense (87.1 ppg) and top field goal shooting team (50.0 percent). But the Bears limited them to season lows in both points (62) and field goal percentage (32.3%).
On the offensive end, senior forward Sean Lampley topped the 20-point mark for the fourth straight game with 23 points. He also added 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the year. As a group, the Bears shot 51.9 percent from the floor, the eighth straight game they have been at 50 percent or better.
The outcome against Oregon gives Cal nine wins in its last 10 games after a 1-3 start to the year. In those 10 games, the Bears are outscoring their opponents by a 78.4-62.9 margin and are out-shooting them 50.6 percent to 40.0 percent.
A win Saturday against Oregon State would give Cal its best Pac-10 start since the 1996 squad also began the league with a 3-1 record.
Individually, Lampley continues his assault on Cal's all-time scoring record. Thursday, he moved up another spot into seventh place, now with 1,433 points. Voted MVP of the Golden Bear Classic in late December, he has led or tied for the team lead in points in 10 consecutive games and in 12 of 14 contests on the year.
Also up front, sophomore center Nick Vander Laan had one of his best games of the season against Oregon, as he tied a season high with 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. The other half of Cal's center tandem, Solomon Hughes, added six points, six rebounds and two blocks against the Ducks. Hughes leads the Pac-10 in field goal shooting at 68.1 percent.
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