Postgame Notes: California-Oregon

With tonight┐s 86-83 victory, the Golden Bears have now defeated Oregon nine straight times; the most by either team in series history. Cal topped the Ducks eight straight times previously from 1919-1
By Cal Athletics on Thu, February 16, 2012

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Feb. 16, 2012

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  • With tonight’s 86-83 victory, the Golden Bears have now defeated Oregon nine straight times; the most by either team in series history. Cal topped the Ducks eight straight times previously from 1919-1937.
  • California’s 86 points were a season high for the Bears.
  • The Bears improved to 21-6 overall, this season; their best record since the 2001-02 campaign.
  • Cal improves to 16-1 at Haas Pavilion, this year.
  • Sophomore G Justin Cobbs, who was Cal’s best offensive threat in the second half, ended the night as Cal’s leading scorer with a career-high 28 points, topping his previous high of 25. 19 of Cobbs’ points came in the second half. It was his fourth 20-point outing, this season. He also posted a game-high eight assists. Defensively, Cobbs garnered four steals, which tied his career high.
  • With his seven points, senior G Jorge Gutierrez moved up to 27th place on Cal’s all-time scoring list. Defensively, Gutierrez registered one steal to give him 32 on the season and 141 for his career, moving him past Michael Chavez (1980-83) for sole possession of fifth place on Cal’s all-time career steals chart.
  • Freshman F David Kravish ended the night with a game-high eight rebounds and a season-high tying 13 points.
  • Senior F Harper Kamp finished with 20 points; two points shy of his season best. It was his second 20-point outing of the season.
  • With 1:41 remaining in the second half, a Gutierrez free throw gave Cal the lead for the first time since the 3:29 mark of the first half. Gutierrez’s free throw was part of a 12-2 Cal run from 3:30 to 1:30 in the second half.
  • After Oregon opened the game with a 6-2 lead, Cal went on a 15-3 run to go up 17-9 with 11 minutes left in the first half.
  • Cal remained undefeated this season when it posts a better shooting percentage than its opponent. The Bears shot 55.7 percent (34-61) from the field, while the Ducks shot 54.1 percent (33-61).

Oregon Game Notes

  • The Ducks are 5-4 this season in true road games (4-3 in Pac-12 road games).
  • Tony Woods (two blocks) tied the school record for blocks in a season. He now shares the record with Blair Rasmussen who tallied 42 blocks during the 1986-87 season.
  • Devoe Joseph scored a career-high 33 points. It was his second 30-point game of the season. He is the only UO player to drop 30 in a game, this season.
  • Carlos Emory (11 points) reached double-figures in scoring for the fifth time in six games.
  • E.J. Singler finished with eight points which snapped a streak of six straight games where he scored in double-figures. Singler is just five points shy of reaching the 1,000-point mark for a career.
  • Olu Ashaolu (10 points) scored in double-figures for the eighth time this season.

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