Dec. 28, 2007
Cal set a school record with 16 three-pointers (on 31 attempts). The previous mark was 15 set at USC on Jan. 24, 2002. Seven different players had at least one three-pointer, led by Jerome Randle, who was 5-for-7 from behind the arc. The others to join him were: Patrick Christopher (2-4), Ryan Anderson (3-8), Jamal Boykin (2-2), Eric Vierneisel (2-4), Jordan Wilkes (1-1) and Harper Kamp (1-1).
One game after dishing out a season-low 7 assists vs. Utah, Cal had 30 assists against Long Beach State, just two shy of the school record.
With 102 points tonight and 117 points vs. Jackson State Dec. 5, Cal has now scored at least 100 points twice in a season for the first time since the first two games of the 1995-96 season. Twelve years ago, the Bears opened with a 111-83 win over Northern Arizona and a 112-73 win at Texas Southern.
Cal is now 3-0 all-time vs. Long Beach State.
The Bears have reached the final of the Golden Bear Classic all 15 times it has been played. They have won the tournament nine times.
Jamal Boykin, in his first extensive playing time with the Bears, finished with 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-2 3P) and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes of action.
Cal opened the game by missing its first 10 shots from the floor. The Bears then connected on 13 of their next 18 to close out the period, outscoring Long Beach State, 36-6.
Although Cal outrebounded Long Beach State just 35-34, the Bears have now outrebounded nine of 10 opponents this season.