The Beavers were minus the services of junior forward Brian Jackson who was forced to sit out the contest due to a nagging groin injury.
The loss kept the Beavers clinging to 8th place in the conference.
top 8 teams in the conference qualify for the Pac-Ten tournament March
at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
After jumping out to a 7-4 lead, the Beavers quickly watched that lead
evaporate as the Golden Bears went on a 12-0 run to take a 16-7 lead
13:20 to play. The run was capped off by consecutive put back dunks by
freshman Center Jamal Sampson.
OSU kept the score close, and when Joe See hit three consecutive
baskets; the Bear lead was cut to 28-23 with 4 minutes remaining in the
first half. However, Cal responded by scoring 8 of the next 10 points
took a 36-25 halftime lead to the locker room. The Golden Bears shot
from the field in the first half, compared to just 36% for the Beavers.
OSU responded with a 7-0 run to start the second half, and when Joe See
his fourth 3 point field goal of the night, the Beavers had cut the Cal
to 3 at 44-41 with 12:00 to play.
However Cal dominated the boards during the game. Without Jackson, the
smaller Beavers were unable to get critical stops and rebounds in the
half. For the game, Oregon State was outrebounded 31-17.
Coming off a season high 32 three point attempts in Saturday's loss to
Oregon State was 9-24 from beyond the arc. Joe See had his best
game of the season, hitting 5 of 6 attempts, finishing with 15 points.
Phillip Ricci led the Beaver offensive attack and led all scorers with
The Beavers fell to 10-12 (3-9 Pac Ten) while the Bears improved to
(7-4 Pac Ten). The win marked the eighth straight win versus the
for Cal, earlier this season the Bears beat Oregon State 61-53 at Gill
Coliseum. Oregon State will next travel to Maples Pavilion Saturday to
on the 20th ranked Stanford Cardinal, who defeated conference leader
90-87 in overtime last night.
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