Dec. 28, 2009
BERKELEY - With tonight's 85-51 California victory over Utah Valley, the Golden Bears have now won 37 of their last 39 games at Haas Pavilion, and the last 18 in a row. The 34-point victory was the biggest since an 83-48 drumming against Colgate last season.
Cal has scored at least 70 points in all but one game this season, and the Bears have surpassed 80 points five times.
Three Bears reached double figures with Patrick Christopher leading the way with 18 points. Jerome Randle followed with 16 and Theo Robertson had 13. Christopher stands 15th on Cal's all-time scoring list with 1,333 points, just 10 points shy of 14th. Randle is in 11th with 1,392 points, just six points away from 10th. Robertson is just 27 points away from his 1,000th career point.
For the team, the 56.9 shooting percentage was a new season high.
Cal allowed just eight turnovers, which was a season low.
The tandem of Max Zhang and Bak Bak combined for six blocks (3 for Zhang, 2 for Bak), which was a season high for the team. Zhang leads the team with 16 blocks, and his three blocks tonight tied his personal best. In just five minutes of work, Bak notched a team-high five rebounds.
The Bears, who entered the game with a rebounding margin of +5.8, outrebounded Utah Valley, 38-24.
Cal dominated the points in the paint margin, 48-12, had 20 points off of turnovers to the Wolverines 6, and finished with 21 fast-break points to Utah Valley's two.