Cal Looks for Weekend Sweep at Washington
Feb. 1, 2008
California Golden Bears (12-7, 3-5) at Washington Huskies (12-9, 3-5)
Saturday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m., Bank of America Arena, Seattle, WA
Radio: KYOU (1550 AM)
TV: FSN Bay Area Plus
Golden Bear Game Notes ...
* After upsetting No. 9 Washington State, 69-64, Thursday night, Cal tries for the weekend sweep when the Golden Bears visit Washington at 3 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised in Northern California on FSN Bay Area Plus.
* Cal hasn't won both games on a Pac-10 road trip since taking two at Oregon State and Oregon Feb. 2-4, 2006. The Bears last swept WSU and UW in Washington in 2003.
* Sophomore F Ryan Anderson scored 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor, including 5-of-7 from three-point range, at WSU. He is now averaging 25.2 ppg and 11.4 rpg in five road games this season, which include a 36-point outing at Nevada and a 17-point, 17-rebound effort at Oregon State.
* Cal's win vs. WSU represents the Bears' first over a Top 10 team in a true road game since topping then-No. 9 Arizona, 74-72, on Feb. 12, 1995 in Tucson. Cal did beat then-No. 4 UCLA, 76-69, in overtime in last year's Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles, but the game was played in a neutral site at the Staples Center.
* Senior C DeVon Hardin missed the Washington State game with a viral infection, and sophomore F Jamal Boykin started in his place. Boykin finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block, in addition to drawing a pair of charges. It was determined Friday morning that Hardin will not make the trip to Washington in order to continue to recuperate from his illness.
* Over his past three games, sophomore G Jerome Randle has 14 assists and just two turnovers - 4-1 vs. Arizona, 7-1 vs. Stanford and 3-0 at Washington State.
* Cal scored 69 points against a Washington State team that entered Thursday's game leading the country in scoring defense (53.9 ppg). The Bears also put up some big numbers against several other schools that were allowing less than 60 ppg at the time: 77 vs. Stanford (56.4 ppg), 92 vs. USC (59.0 ppg) and 90 vs. Arizona State (56.7 ppg).
* At 3-2 away from home this season, Cal has equaled last year's road victory total. The Bears were 3-8 on opponent courts in 2006-07.
* Ryan Anderson has scored in double figures in all 19 games this season and has a 22-game streak dating back to last year. So far in 2007-08, he has reached 20 points 11 times and 27 or more on seven occasions. With 51 more points, he will become the first Cal sophomore to reach 1,000 for a career.