Cal-Oregon Postgame Notes
Jan. 21, 2010
Cal's 89-57 win ties for its largest ever over Oregon in a series that dates back to 1918-19. The Bears also won by 32 points in a 78-46 victory over the Ducks on Dec. 29, 1962, in Portland, Ore. It was also Cal's first Pac-10 30-point victory since it defeated Arizona State, 88-58, on Jan. 19, 2006.
Patrick Christopher scored 21 first-half points, going 7-for-11 from the field, 2-for-2 from three-point range and 5-for-5 from the line. He also grabbed five rebounds in the opening 20 minutes. Christopher's 21 points equaled Oregon's entire output for the first half.
Christopher finished with the 21 points, topping 20 for the third consecutive game. He also had 21 at Washington State and 28 at Washington last weekend, giving him an average of 23.3 ppg during the span. He averaged just 9.0 ppg in the previous three games vs. Stanford, UCLA and USC
After starting the first half making just 1 of its first 5 shots, Cal finished the period making 17 of its final 28 attempts from the floor (60.7%).
Oregon's 21 first-half points were the lowest for a Cal opponent since Jacksonville had 19 in the first half vs. the Bears on Nov. 24. The 21 points were also the fewest by a Pac-10 opponent vs. the Bears since Arizona State also tallied 21 in Tempe on Dec. 30, 2006.
Cal finished the first half on a 29-6 run over the final 6:26.
With 11 rebounds, Omondi Amoke reached double figures in boards for the first time since he had 14 vs. Iowa State on Dec. 5, 2009.
With 18 points, Theo Robertson moved into 30th place on Cal's career scoring list, now with 1,075. He passed both Larry Friend (1,061, 1955-57) and Kevin Singleton (1,068, 1977-81). Next up is Ed Gray, who finished with 1,082 points from 1996-97.
Cal topped 80 points of offense for the eighth time this year.
After scoring a career-high 11 points at Washington last Saturday, D.J. Seeley matched the total with 11 more vs. Oregon.