Jan. 9, 2010
With 20 points tonight, Theo Robertson moved into 36th place on Cal's career scoring list, now with 1,037 points. Against the Trojans, he passed Charles Johnson (1,025 points, 1969-71) and Monty Buckley (1,035 points, 1992-95).
Cal led at the half (30-27) and is now 10-1 when leading at the half this season.
After committing 10 turnovers in the first half, Cal had just two in the second half.
Patrick Christopher scored just 6 points, but moved into 12th on Cal's career scoring chart, now with 1,385 points, passing Roy Fisher (1,379, 1988-91) and Ansley Truitt (1,384, 1970-72).
After falling behind, 50-43, with 9:45 to go (its largest deficit of the game), Cal responded with a 16-1 run to take a 57-51 lead before USC scored its next basket with 3:21 left (a span of 6:24).
With 67 points, Cal scored its fewest points of the season. Its previous low was 69 at Kansas. USC entered the game leading the Pac-10 in scoring defense, allowing 54.5 ppg. It was the most points scored against the Trojans since Georgia Tech had 79 on Dec. 5, 2009, a span of 10 games.
Jerome Randle scored 21 points, the eighth time this year he has scored at least 20 points.
Robertson (20 points) reached 20 points for the third time this year. He also tied a season high with seven rebounds.
Cal shot 21-of-24 from the free throw line, with the starting five going 19-of-20 at the stripe.