Jan. 14, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Jerome Randle scored a career-high 39 points in California's 93-88 victory over Washington State Thursday night in Pullman Wash. Randle swished seven treys, one short of his career high, finished 11-for-18 from the field and 10-for-11 from the free throw line. It was the most points scored by a Cal player since Leon Powe scored 41 in 2006. His previous career high was 31 points that he earned at Arizona last season when he drilled eight three-pointers. Randle also tied his season high in assists with nine for the third time this season. With his 10 free throws, Randle moved up to ninth on Cal's all-time free throws made list with 330. The first three-pointer Randle made was the 200th of his career, making him the second player in school history (Ryan Drew - 214) and the 32nd in Pac-10 history to record 200 treys.
He became the sixth player in Cal history to score 30 points in Pullman. Ed Gray scored a school-record 48 points against the Cougars in 1997. Lamond Murray tallied a career-high 38 points in 1994, and Thomas Gilgore also earned a career high in 1999 with 34 points. In 2003, Joe Shipp notched 33 points, and Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 32 points in 1996.
Randle recorded his 1,500th career point. He currently has 1,510 and stands in eighth on the school's all-time scoring list. With his 21 points on the night, Patrick Christopher scored his 1,400th career point and now has 1,406. He moved up to 11th on the all-time scoring list and is just seven points shy of 10th.
As a team, the Golden Bears connected on 11 of 20 three-pointers (season-high 55.0 percent), including three from Theo Robertson. Robertson was one of four Bears to reach double figures. After Randle's 39, and Christopher's 21 points, Jamal Boykin finished with 16 and Robertson totaled 13.
Entering the game as the nation's 24th best free throw shooting team, Cal went 20-for-25 from the charity stripe on Thursday.
Tonight's game marked the third time the Bears surpassed 90 points this season. Cal's currently season scoring average of 80.0 ranks second all-time in school history (1970-71, 83.9).