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Road Trip Continues At Oregon

Feb 11, 2022
Sam Alajiki and the Golden Bears are going for their second straight win Saturday at Oregon.

EUGENE, Ore. – The California men's basketball team will look to build off its first road win of the season when it challenges Oregon at 1 p.m. PT Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
 
Cal defeated Oregon State 63-61 Wednesday in Corvallis in the frontend of its road trip and is going for its first road sweep of the Oregon schools since Jan. 9-11, 2014. The Golden Bears (10-15, 3-11 Pac-12) snapped a 10-game skid with Wednesday's win. Oregon (16-7, 9-3) has won four in a row, most recently including a 68-60 defeat of Stanford on Thursday at MKA.
 
GAME INFORMATION

  • Date & Time: Saturday, Feb. 12 | 1 p.m. PT
  • Watch: Pac-12 Networks | Jordan Kent (PxP) & Ernie Kent (Analyst)
  • Listen: KGO 810 AM (Tune-In App) | Rich Cellini (PxP) & Todd McKim (Analyst)
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast

 
QUICK HITS

  • Cal has lost nine in a row to Oregon since Jan. 19, 2017. The Bears' last win against Oregon was an 83-63 victory on Feb. 11, 2016. Their last win at Oregon (96-83) came against the then-No. 13 Ducks on Jan. 9, 2014.
  • The 63-61 win at Oregon State on Wednesday secured Cal's first season sweep of the Beavers since 2016-17. The Bears opened Pac-12 play with a 73-61 win over Oregon State on Dec. 2 in Berkeley.
  • Cal announced on Feb. 4 that senior forward Andre Kelly is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season with an ankle injury he suffered at USC on Jan. 29. Kelly averaged 13.4 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game while ranking in the top-10 nationally in field-goal percentage (60.7%) and had played in every game of his college career (113 games) prior to the injury.
  • Junior guard Joel Brown flirted with a triple-double in Wednesday's win at OSU, recording nine points, a career-high nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and just one turnover in 35 minutes played. Brown leads Cal with 3.3 assists per game this season.
  • Sophomore guard Jalen Celestine scored a career-high 20 points and tied his career best with seven rebounds in Cal's loss to Washington State on Feb. 5. Celestine shot 7-11 from the floor to eclipse his previous best point total of 13 from last season. He chipped in nine points in the win at OSU on Wednesday and is averaging 8.4 points per game in Pac-12 play, good for the fourth-most on the team.
  • With Kelly out, junior center Lars Thiemann has stepped into a starting role for the Bears. In four starts, Thiemann is averaging 7.5 points per game while shooting 55.5% from the floor. He scored 11 against Stanford on Feb. 1 and recently totaled eight points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 34 minutes played against WSU on Feb. 5.
  • Cal limited OSU to 61 points Wednesday, marking the 11th time the Bears have held their opponent to 61 points or less this season.
  • The Bears have out-rebounded each of their past two opponents; 41-30 vs. WSU on Feb. 5 and 42-36 vs. OSU on Feb. 9.
  • Senior forward Grant Anticevich snapped out of a recent cold spell with back-to-back double-figure scoring efforts, including 16 points against WSU and 13 points at OSU. Anticevich is Cal's third leading scorer (10.4 PPG).

 
UP NEXT
Cal hosts Colorado (6:30 p.m., Feb. 17) and Utah (3 p.m., Feb. 19) at Haas Pavilion. Both games will be televised by Pac-12 Networks.
 
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