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Bears Close Regular Season Against Ducks

Feb 26, 2021
Makale Foreman scored 14 points in Cal's first clash with Oregon on Dec. 31.

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BERKELEY – California concludes its regular-season slate by hosting Oregon at 1 p.m. PT Saturday at Haas Pavilion. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with Jim Kozimor and Dan Belluomini on the call.
 
The Golden Bears (8-18, 3-16 Pac-12) are seeking their first win against Oregon (15-5, 10-4 Pac-12) since Feb. 11, 2016. Cal has lost its past three games since defeating Colorado at home on Feb. 13. The Ducks head into Saturday's clash with wins in six of their last seven contests.
 
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  • While Saturday's contest brings Cal's regular season to a close, Oregon will play another three contests against Arizona, UCLA and Oregon State next week ahead of the Pac-12 Tournament.
  • Matt Bradley posted his 11th 20-point game of the season in Thursday's loss to Oregon State. He's tied with Arizona State's Remy Martin for the most 20-point efforts in the Pac-12 this season despite missing seven games due to injury. Bradley has averaged 20.4 points per game in Cal's past nine games and has shot 50 percent or better from the field is six of those nine contests.
  • Cal has out-rebounded its opponents in four of its last five games, most recently including a 27-25 advantage against Oregon State on Thursday and a 40-38 advantage at Washington on Feb. 20.
  • Cal posted its best free-throw percentage of the season Thursday against the Beavers making 89.5 percent (17-for-19). Bradley (6-for-6), Jarred Hyder (3-for-3) and Grant Anticevich (2-for-2) were perfect individually.
  • The Bears were without Anticevich in their first meeting against Oregon as he was recovering from an appendectomy. Bradley (21 points) and Makale Foreman (14) both made four 3-pointers in the 82-69 loss on Dec. 31 in Eugene. Cal knocked down 10 total 3-pointers in the first meeting.
  • With a 5-for-7 effort from the field Thursday, Andre Kelly continues to rank among Pac-12 leaders in conference field-goal percentage (third, 60.4%) and total field-goal percentage (fifth, 57.9%).
  • Anticevich and Foreman announced Wednesday their decisions to return to Cal as fifth-year seniors for the 2021-22 season. Ryan Betley remains undecided on his future, but will be recognized next season regardless of his decision. As a result, Cal will not conduct a Senior Day ceremony on Saturday.

 
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