Jan. 26, 2008
DeVon Hardin scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor. This marks the first time this season he has led the team in scoring. His total was his most since also scoring 17 points vs. Jackson State on Dec. 5.
After trailing 24-14 early in the game, Cal came back to take a 46-45 lead with 12:20 to go, marking the fifth time this year the Bears have overcome a double-digit deficit to grab a lead. Cal ultimately won the first two -- vs. San Diego State and Missouri -- but has lost the last three -- vs. Utah, at Oregon and vs. Stanford.
Of Cal's seven losses, the Bears have now been within two points, tied or ahead in the final three minutes six times.
Five Bears scored in double figures -- Hardin 17, Patrick Christopher 16, Jamal Boykin 14, Jerome Randle 12 and Ryan Anderson 11 -- the fifth time this year they have at least five players tally 10 or more points. Cal won the previous four -- vs. Missouri, vs. Jackson State, vs. Long Beach State and vs. USC.
With 11 points, Ryan Anderson ran his streak of double-figure scoring games to 21 in a row.
Cal's 77 points are the second-most scored on Stanford this year, topped only by the 79 scored by Siena Nov. 17. Stanford entered the game surrendering 56.4 ppg.
The Bears also shot 47.5 percent from the floor against a team that was allowing opponents to make just 38.7 percent of its attempts.
Robin Lopez's 14 rebounds tied Kevin Love (UCLA) for most rebounds by a Cal opponent this year.