Dec. 4, 2010
AMES, Iowa - California improves to 3-2 in the all-time series against Iowa State, having won the past two in a row. The Golden Bears are also 3-1 all-time in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series, taking both games against Iowa State and splitting with Missouri in the two years prior.
Harper Kamp led the Bears in scoring with 14 points, part of his first career double-double (10 rebounds). The 10 boards are a new personal high for Kamp, and the 14 points are his second highest total of the season. In addition, Kamp tied his personal best in assists with five and set a new career high in blocks with three.
After a slow first half, Bak Bak was instrumental in the second half for the Bears. Bak, who was held scoreless in the first half, collected nine points in the second half, including shooting 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Five of Bak's points came in the final minute of the contest, including all three of his clutch free throws.
Cal finished the game shooting 15-for-18 from the charity stripe. The 83.3 percentage was a season high. Kamp and Gutierrez both shot a clean 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Today's game marked the first time this season Cal has allowed 70 points (73). Opponents are still shooting less than 40.0 against the Bears on the season (39.6). The Cyclones were 26-63 from the field (41.3).
The Bears garnered 20 bench points, including nine from Bak and eight from Brandon Smith.