Jan. 28, 2010
BERKELEY - With tonight's 78-70 California victory over Arizona State, the Golden Bears improve to 6-2 in the conference and 14-6 overall. The last time Cal won its first six of eight conference games was in the 2002-03 season when Cal won its first seven of nine and 11 of 13.
Jamal Boykin earned a new career high in scoring with his 25 points. His previous career high was 22, which he earned against Princeton earlier this season. Boykin also notched 10 rebounds to earn Cal's sixth double-double of the season and his third.Boykin shot an impressive 10-for-13 from the field, and currently boasts a season field goal percentage of .595.
Boykin tied with Jerome Randle in scoring tonight with 25 points each. Randle moved past Brian Hendrick on Cal's all-time scoring list into seven place with 1,565 points. It was Randle's 10th 20-point outing of the season and the 29th of his career.
The 40 points Cal scored against the Sun Devils in the first half were the most points ASU has surrendered in the first half this season.
The Bears had three players reach 20 points. Along with Boykin and Randle, Patrick Christopher also recorded 21 points. Christopher also added eight boards.
Cal was a perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line, including Christopher going 6-for-6 and Boykin going 5-for-5, tying the school single-game record. The last time Cal shot 100 percent from the charity stripe was on Jan. 20, 2007, when they were a clean 12-for-12 against Oregon.