Bears Beat Oregon, 65-56
Feb. 10, 2001
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Sean Lampley had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Californiarecovered from a poor first half to defeat Oregon 65-56 Saturday.
Cal (17-6, 8-3 Pac-10) closed the game on a 16-7 run to beat Oregon (12-9,3-8) at McArthur Court for the first time in four years.
Bryan Bracey had 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Ducks,who have lost eight of 10.
The game matched the conference's leading scorers in Lampley and Bracey.Lampley is averaging 19.5 points per game, Bracey 18.6.
Lampley's jumper with 6:51 remaining gave the Golden Bears their final leadof the game, 51-49. They made six of eight free throws in the final 1:18 toseal it.
Cal shot just 26 percent in the first half (5-of-19), but trailed only 26-22because the Ducks shot 36 percent.
The lead changed hands 13 times in the second half, and there were seventies. Cal took its first lead of the game on two free throws by Brian Wetherswith 18:18 to go.
The game stayed close until Cal scored six straight points to make it 57-50.
Oregon led 11-5 after four minutes as Julius Hicks, starting at forwardinstead of Bracey, found success inside with six straight points.
The Ducks pushed the lead to 19-8 on Anthony Norwood's 3-pointer, but wentcold in the final 10 minutes. Cal outscored Oregon 14-7, capped by a 3-pointerfrom Ryan Forehan-Kelly.
Joe Shipp added 12 points for Cal. Hicks had 11 for the Ducks.