Bears Host Washington State Saturday at 3 p.m.
Jan. 27, 2006
Washington State Cougars (9-8, 2-6) at California Golden Bears (11-6, 5-3)
Saturday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m., Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA
Radio: KYCY (1550 AM)
TV: Fox Sports Net
A Quick Look at the Golden Bears
* Cal completes the first half of its Pac-10 schedule when the Golden Bears host Washington State Saturday at 3 p.m. At 8-1 inside Haas Pavilion, Cal is tied with Arizona for the best homecourt record in the conference this season.
* After opening Pac-10 action with five of seven games on the road, Cal is in the midst of playing five of seven contests at home.
* Sophomore F Leon Powe has posted four consecutive double-doubles and averaged 20.0 ppg and 11.5 rpg during the span. Another double-double vs. WSU would give him five in a row, tying the longest stretch in his career (Powe had five straight double-double games to begin his freshman season in 2003-04).
* Powe now leads the Pac-10 with eight double-doubles this season, after recording a Pac-10-best 14 double-doubles as a freshman. He has paced the Bears in rebounding in 36 of the 40 games he has played, including 11-of-13 this year, is on pace to become the first Bear to average a double-double since Brian Hendrick in 1991-92 (16.1 ppg, 10.7 rpg).
* In the backcourt, junior G Ayinde Ubaka has improved his average to 15.2 ppg and ranks eighth in the league in scoring. After entering the season with a career best of 13 points, he has equaled or topped that total 12 times, with bests of 29 points vs. Oregon and 24 points at Arizona State.
* Senior G Richard Midgley goes into Saturday's game vs. the Cougars in 25th place on Cal's all-time scoring list with 1,076 points. Next up is No. 24 Ed Gray, who finished his tenure at Cal with 1,082 points from 1996-97.
* Freshman G/F Theo Robertson has averaged 10.0 ppg over his past three games, shooting 61.1 percent from the floor (11-18), 42.9 percent from three-point range (3-7) and 83.3 percent from the free throw line (5-6). In his first five Pac-10 games, Robertson scored just two points and was 1-for-6 from the field.
* With sophomore F Eric Vierneisel sidelined by a concussion vs. Washington, the Bears suited up just 10 scholarship players vs. the Huskies. So far this year, all 13 scholarship players have dressed only once - vs. DePaul Dec. 21 - and seven players have missed a total of 31 games due to injury.