Feb. 20, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -Jerome Randle and Theo Robertson each scored 16 points as California defeated Oregon 64-49 Saturday.
Randle and Robertson combined for 11 points and three 3-pointers during a 15-4 run for the Golden Bears (18-9, 10-5) in the opening minutes of the second half that turned Cal's one-point halftime lead into a 39-27 advantage.
In just five minutes of work, Max Zhang gave Cal a huge boost off the bench, posting eight points, including going 4-for-5 from the free throw line and a rebound and a block. He was also a clean 2-for-2 from the field.
Cal led for the entire game. Oregon kept it close in the first half, as Cal could never get its lead into double digits. The 15-4 second-half run did the Ducks in.
Three Bears reached double figures, with Patrick Christopher posting 10 points to go with Randle and Robertson's 16. Jamal Boykin once again led the way on the boards for Cal, notching a game-high 10 rebounds.
Jeremy Jacob scored 14 to lead the last-place Ducks (12-14, 4-10), who lost their fifth straight and for the 10th time in 12 games.
The Bears lead the Pac-10 by one game over Arizona State, which plays Sunday, with three to play.
The Bears shot just 38.5 percent from the floor and 8-for-20 from three-point range, but they hit the big shots when they needed them.
Oregon didn't make a field in the final 10:33 and didn't score in the final 4:41.