Feb. 13, 2010
BERKELEY - California scored 52 points in the second half to propel itself to a, 86-70 comeback victory over Washington State on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears trailed the Cougars by 11 at halftime, marking the first time this season that Cal has won after trailing at the half (1-5).
Jerome Randle led the Bears with 24 points, including going 6-for-9 from three-point range. In both games against Washington State this season, Randle went 13-for-21 from behind the arc, and he is 19-for-36 in his last four games overall. He moved past Joe Shipp into third all-time on Cal's career scoring list with 1,680 points, just eight points behind Lamond Murray for second. Sean Lampley is Cal's current all-time scorer with 1,776 points.
With 48 seconds left in the game, Jorge Gutierrez made a foul shot that gave him a new personal best of 15 points. He also notched a new career high in assists with six to lead all players on the afternoon. Gutierrez tied his season high in steals with four. Cal, as a team, had 10 steals. The last time the Bears accomplished this feat was against Washington in 2006.
Jamal Boykin recorded his second straight double-double, the fifth of the season for him, eighth for the team and the 11th of his career.
The Bears shut out the Cougars for the final four minutes of the game. With six minutes left in the contest, Washington State was up by one at 68-67, before Cal ended the game on a 19-2 run.
Klay Thompson went off for 23 first-half points, but was held to just five points in the second half. He made his last basket with just under 13 minutes left in the game.
Patrick Christopher scored 19 points and moved up to eighth on Cal's all-time scoring list, surpassing Brian Hendrick. Christopher now has 1,560 points. Leonard Taylor is in seventh with 1,608.
Cal allowed 12 blocks from Washington State, the most this season. The last time the Bears allowed 12 blocks or more was when Texas swatted away 13 shots on Nov. 15, 2000 in Austin, Texas. The previous season high for a Cal opponent was 11 (Ohio State).
The Bears had 24 points off of turnovers to WSU's seven.