Cal-Arizona Postgame Notes
Feb. 25, 2010
Tonight's 95-71 victory marked Cal's largest win over Arizona since a 99-75 win over the Wildcats - also by 24 points - on Jan. 4, 1996 in a game played at the Oakland Coliseum.
Jerome Randle dished out seven assists to give him 501 in his career. The only other Cal players with at least 500 assists are Keith Smith (546, 1987-90) and Kevin Johnson (521, 1984-87). Jason Kidd finished his two-year career with the Bears in 1994 with 494 assists. Randle's 500th assist came on a feed to Theo Robertson with 8:24 left in the second half.
With 24 points, Jerome Randle scored at least 20 points for the 14th time this season. After scoring five points in the first half, he scored 17 points, including four three-pointers, in the first 7:21 of the second half.
Randle also moved closer to Cal's career scoring record. He now has 1,726 points, needing 51 to pass Sean Lampley (1998-21), who scored 1,776 points for the Bears.
Patrick Christopher played in his 127th career game tonight vs. Arizona, tying Joe Shipp (2000-03) for second most in Cal history. With his next game, Christopher will match Keith Smith's school-record total of 128 set from 1987-90.
Jerome Randle made four three-pointers to give him 80 on the season. He owns the school record with 82 three-pointers set last year.
After Arizona tied the game at 8-8 with 16:11 left in the first half, Cal went on a 21-3 run to open a 29-11 advantage with 10:14 remaining in the period. The Bears' lead reached 41-17 before UA responded with a 14-2 run to close the half.
Tonight's attendance was 10,545, the Bears' second largest of the season and most since 10,758 came to the Jan. 2 game vs. Stanford.
Cal's seniors combined for 81 of the Bears' 95 total points.
Jamal Boykin finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds to give him his sixth double-double of the year.
Cal wore commemorative silver anniversary uniforms vs. Arizona to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nike's Jordan brand. North Carolina and Georgetown are the only two other schools selected to join Cal with silver uniforms. The Golden Bears have worn the Jordan brand for 15 years and were one of the first schools to be sponsored by Jordan when the company began making team shoes in 1995.