Bears Blast Cardinal, 92-66
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/02/2010

Jan. 2, 2010

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Jerome Randle had 24 points and seven assists, and Pac-10 favorite California cruised to a 92-66 victory over rival Stanford on Saturday in the conference opener for both teams.

Max Zhang had a career-high 13 points to go with four rebounds and three blocked shots. Theo Robertson added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists as Cal (9-4, 1-0 Pac-10) improved to 8-0 at Haas Pavilion.

Jeremy Green scored 23 points and Landry Fields had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Stanford (6-7, 0-1), which had won 10 of the previous 12 in the series.

This was Cal's biggest win in the Bay Area rivalry since an 81-53 win on Feb. 15, 1986--the year before now-Cal coach Mike Montgomery took over at Stanford.

Cal shot a season-high 59.6 percent from the floor, highlighted by Jerome Randle going 8-for-11 from the floor. Randle also drilled three of his four three-point attempts and was 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Randle also chipped in seven assists.

After Stanford scored the first basket of the game, Cal took the lead at the 18:37 mark and never looked back. The Bear jumped out to an eventual 20-point halftime lead, paced by Randle's 12 points after he made all three of his three-pointers in the first half.

As they have been doing for the majority of the season, Cal outrebounded Stanford, 35-31. Robertson and Patrick Christopher led Cal with six rebounds each. Sophomore forward Omondi Amoke had five boards.

Besides Zhang and Randle, Amoke and Robertson also reached double figures, with Amoke scoring 12 points and Robertson notching 10. Robertson is now just seven points away from scoring his 1,000th career point.