Jan. 15, 2010
California Golden Bears (11-5, 3-1) at Washington Huskies (11-5, 2-3)
Saturday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. (PT), Bank of America Arena, Seattle, Wash.
Radio: KFRC 1550 AM TV: FSN/CSNBA
Led by senior guard Jerome Randle's record-setting scoring performance, California outlasted Washington State, 93-88, Thursday night at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash. The Golden Bears are hoping for a similar outing from Randle in Cal's Saturday morning showdown against Washington on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Bank of America Arena in Seattle, Wash.
With a career-high 39 points against the Cougars, Randle scored the most points by a Cal player since Leon Powe posted 41 in 2006. Randle became the sixth Cal player to post a 30-point performance in Pullman. The Bears jumped out to an early 20-point lead on Washington State and held off numerous runs by the Cougars. Senior guard Patrick Christopher notched 21 points, and senior forward Theo Robertson posted 11 of his 13 points in the first half.
As has been the case all season thus far, Cal was stellar from the free throw line. The Bears went 20-for-25 from the charity stripe against WSU, all in the second half. As a team, the Bears are shooting 75.0 percent from the line, which ranks No. 20 in the nation. In addiiton, Randle is on pace to set Cal's single-season percentage record. He currently boasts an average of 92.7, which also ranks fifth in the nation right now.
Randle's 330 career free throws ranks ninth all-time in school history. He also leads the team in scoring, averaging 20.4 ppg, which currently ranks 21st in the nation.
Randle now has 1,510 career points and currently stands in eighth on the school's all-time scoring list. He needs nine three-pointers to set the new school record for career three-pointers made. He also needs 46 assists to become just the third player in school history to record 500 assists.
The team leader in steals with 25, Christopher is in 11th on the school's career scoring list with 1,406 points. He is currently second on the team in scoring with 15.8 ppg and third in rebounding at 5.5 rpg.
Omondi Amoke earned his first collegiate start on Thursday, filling in for the injured junior center Markhuri Sanders-Frison. Amoke had a strong game, leading the Bears on the boards with seven. He is second on the team in rebound, with 5.7 rpg. Senior forward Jamal Boykin is the team leader at 6.5 rpg. Also, Boykin's season field goal percentage of 57.7 currently ranks No. 20 in the nation.