Cal Takes Down Stanford

BEREKELEY – It did not look good for the Golden Bears early on. After leading 11-9 early in the game, Stanford would build a 22-point lead in the first half. Cal did not regain the lead until three minutes remained in the game at 72-71. The Bears would not trail again and hold on for a 82-75 win over the Cardinal on Saturday afternoon at Haas.

Jorge Gutierrez played a tremendous game as the California Golden Bears celebrated its 100th anniversary of playing men's basketball. Gutierrez recorded five steals, the biggest coming after Jerome Randle had cut Stanford's lead to one, 71-70, after a 3-pointer.

Gutierrez making one of his game-high 5 steals. AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

After Gutierrez stole ball, he immediately pushed up the court to Randle who finished with a driving layup giving the Bears the first lead since 11-9 in the first half with 3:01 remaining in the game.

But Randle was not finished.

After a Cardinal missed shot, Randle found Patrick Christopher for an open three pushing the lead to 75-71. Gutierrez would a huge basket with 1:34 remaining and a huge rebound after a Harper Kamp missed free throw with 12 seconds remaining to help seal the game.

Christopher led the Bears with 21 points. Randle added 18 points, seven rebounds, and eight assistants. Gutierrez chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds as Cal improved to 19-6, 8-4 in Pac-10 moving the Bears into a tie for second place. Top Stories