Cal Meets No. 17 Washington Sunday
Feb. 24, 2006
California Golden Bears (17-7, 11-4)
at Washington Huskies (21-5, 10-5)
Sunday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Bank of America Arena, Seattle, WA
Radio: KYCY (1550 AM)
TV: Fox Sports Net
A Quick Look at the Golden Bears
* California plays its final road game of the regular season when the Golden Bears visit 17th-ranked Washington Sunday at 5 p.m. Now 11-4 in the Pac-10, Cal is tied with UCLA for first place in the conference standings, one game ahead of the Huskies.
* Cal is 2-0 vs. ranked opponents this season, having won at then-No. 11 UCLA (68-61) Dec. 31 and at home vs. then-No. 10 Washington (71-69) Jan. 26.
* In league action this year, Cal has a better road record (6-2) than home mark (5-2). The Bears haven't won seven Pac-10 games away from home since they were 7-2 in 1990.
* Overall, the Bears have won seven of their last eight games since a 4-3 start to the Pac-10 season.
* Sophomore F Leon Powe, the Pac-10 leader in both scoring (20.2 ppg) and rebounding (10.3 rpg), has scored more than 20 points in each of his last four contests, a stretch that includes 32 points vs. Stanford and 30 points vs. Arizona. He is averaging 26.5 ppg on 58.3 percent field goal shooting in those games.
* Junior G Ayinde Ubaka has scored in double figures in 14 consecutive games - the longest current streak in the Pac-10. Powe is No. 2 with 13 straight.
* Cal leads the Pac-10 in fewest turnovers committed, averaging just 11.9 per game. The Bears have had more than 15 miscues only once - vs. Kansas Dec. 10 - and have had 10 or less nine times.
* Sophomore C DeVon Hardin has blocked 10 shots in his past three games. With 42 on the year, he is tied for sixth on Cal's season list.
* Head coach Ben Braun has guided Cal to at least 11 conference wins five times in his 10 years at the helm - more than any other coach in school history. Pete Newell led four of his squads to 11 or more victories in league action.
* Ubaka made two three-pointers at Washington State Thursday to give him 50 on the season. It marks the fourth straight year the Bears have had a player drain at least 50 treys - 2003 (Amit Tamir, 61), 2004 (Amit Tamir, 50) and 2005 (Richard Midgley, 50).