Nov. 24, 2009
BERKELEY - With tonight's 79-47 California victory over Jacksonville, the Golden Bears have now won 34 of their last 36 games at Haas Pavilion.
This marks the fourth consecutive season that Cal has won its first three games at Haas Pavilion.
For the second straight game, Omondi Amoke posted a new career high. Last Friday it was in rebounds, tonight it was in scoring. Amoke scored a new career best of 15 points. His previous career high was 11. Amoke also added a game-high eight rebounds and was a clean 5-for-5 from the free throw line, making him 17-for-19 at the line on the year.
Patrick Christopher led the Bears in scoring, racking up a game-high 23 points for his 20-point outing of the season. It was the first time this season that Christopher led Cal in scoring. Christopher swished four of the six three-pointers that he took. He moved up to 17th on Cal's all-time scoring list with 1,232 points. He is just four points away from Ryan Anderson for 16th.
Christopher also secured a new career high in steals, notching four. His four steals were part of the 17 team turnovers by Jacksonville.
The Bears' 52.7 shooting percentage from the field was the first time they shot over 50 percent in a game this season. Their previous season high was 47.5.
Bak Bak swatted two blocks tonight. He also scored four points, all at the free throw line. Bak was a clean 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.
D.J. Seeley earned a new career high in rebounds with five.
Jerome Randle was the third Cal player to reach double figures, finishing with 10. Randle now has 1,285 points, and is six points away from tying David Butler for 14th on the all-time scoring list.