Nov. 11, 2009
BERKELEY - With tonight's 95-61 California victory over Detroit, the Golden Bears have now won 33 of their last 35 games at Haas Pavilion.
This marks the fifth consecutive season that Cal has won its first two games at Haas Pavilion.
With his 22 points, Jerome Randle moves up to 17th on Cal's all-time career scoring list with 1,224 points, and he is 12 points behind Ryan Anderson for 16th (1,236). Not far behind, Patrick Christopher is now tied for 19th on that list with 1,185 points. He is tied with Gene Ransom (1976-78).
After having 16 20-point performances last season, Randle earned his first 20-point outing tonight, recording 22 points. He tied for the game high in scoring with Theo Robertson, who went 3-for-4 from the three-point line. Robertson was just two points shy of tying his personal best of 24 points.
Randle was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line on Wednesday. He went 10-for-11 on Monday night, making him an impressive 22-for-23 on the season. Robertson and Omondi Amoke were also successful at the charity stripe. Robertson went 7-for-8 and Amoke was 4-for-4.
After scoring just four points in the first half, Christopher posted 14 points in the second half, including going 2-for-3 from behind the arc.
Max Zhang had a career night. The 7-3 center reached new career highs in points (7) and rebounds (5). Zhang also recorded a block for the second straight game.