Nov. 29, 2009
BERKELEY - With tonight's 81-60 California victory over Princeton, the Golden Bears have now won 35 of their last 37 games at Haas Pavilion.
This marks the fourth consecutive season that Cal has won its first four games at Haas Pavilion.
Jamal Boykin tied his career high in scoring with 22 points, shooting 11-for-14 from the field. On the season Boykin is 32-for-52. He also finished with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
Jerome Randle was the second Bear to hit the 20-point plateau today, matching Boykin with 22. It was Randle's fourth 20-point outing of the season. He also added a season-best nine assists. He moved past Butch Hays on the all-time assist list into fifth with 398. Randle was also a clean 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Cal's best free-throw shooter in school history currently stands at 287-for-332 (86.4). He drilled three of his six three-point attempts, making him seven away from Richard Midgley for second in school history.
Earning his first career start with Markhuri Sanders-Frison out with the flu, Max Zhang tied his personal best with seven points. It's the second time this season that he reached seven points. He also had five rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Zhang leads the team with six blocks on the season.
D.J. Seeley notched a new career high with seven points. His previous personal best was six. Seeley also had two assists and a steal.
Cal's leading rebounder, Omondi Amoke led the Bears on the boards again today, tallying a game-high of eight. His eight rebounds helped the Bears outrebound the Tigers by 17 (37-20).
Cal shot over 50.0 for the second straight game after failing to do so in its previous four games to start the campaign.