Beavers Fall to Bears

Amit Tamir scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and Joe Shipp scored 12 of his 18 points in the first 8:15 of the second half to propel Cal over Oregon State 84-71 at Gill Coliseum in front of 8,753.

Tamir nailed six of his first seven three-pointers to give Cal a 34-24 lead with 3:39 remaining in the first half.

The Bears jumped out to a 14-3 lead in the first five minutes of the game, and led 38-30 at the half.

Adding to Tamir's 27 and Shipp's 18, Brian Wethers added 15 points, 13 in the second half.

The Beavers placed three in double figures, led by Philip Ricci's 16 points. He was joined in double figures by Jimmie Haywood's 13 and Chris Stephens added 11 on five-of-eight shooting from the field.

Freshman point guard Lamar Hurd had a strong game distributing the ball with seven assists.

Cal had a strong night from the free throw line connecting on 14 of 16 attempts, not missing until 8:02 remained in the second half.

The Beavers were slightly below their season average of 69.2% from the line, hitting 12 of 19 for 63.2%.

Walk-on David Lucas was perfect on the night hit three of three from the field and two of two from the line for eight points in 15 minutes of play. Lucas also had four rebounds.


Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS
California vs Oregon State
2/6/03 7:05pm at Corvallis, OR (Gill Coliseum)

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VISITORS: California (15-4, 8-2)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
24 Tamir, Amit......... f  9-18   7-11   2-2    0  7  7   1  27  2  2  0  1  39
34 Shipp, Joe.......... f  9-16   0-2    0-0    1  8  9   1  18  1  2  0  2  36
33 Hughes, Gabriel..... c  2-2    0-0    1-2    1  3  4   4   5  0  3  3  0  11
15 Midgley, Richard.... g  1-3    1-3    4-4    1  2  3   3   7  3  5  0  2  27
25 Wethers, Brian...... g  5-9    0-1    5-6    3  2  5   1  15  6  1  1  2  30
00 Benson, Rod.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0  0+
02 Diggs, A.J..........    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   4   2  2  0  0  0  12
03 Smith, Donte........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  1  0  0   2
30 Bond, Erik..........    1-2    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   2   2  1  1  0  0  13
40 Famulener, Conor....    3-5    0-2    0-0    0  5  5   2   6  1  1  0  0  25
55 Paris, David........    0-0    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   0   2  0  1  0  0   5
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   31-58   8-21  14-16  10 32 42  19  84 17 17  4  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-24 54.2%   2nd Half: 18-34 52.9%   Game: 53.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-12 50.0%   2nd Half:  2-9  22.2%   Game: 38.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-6  100 %   2nd Half:  8-10 80.0%   Game: 87.5%    0

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HOME TEAM: Oregon State (11-8, 4-6)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Jackson, Brian...... f  2-11   0-2    3-3    1  2  3   0   7  0  1  1  2  27
31 Ricci, Philip....... f  5-11   0-0    6-10   4  2  6   2  16  1  1  1  0  34
00 North, Floyd III.... g  3-7    0-2    0-0    0  3  3   0   6  0  1  0  0  13
01 Hurd, Lamar......... g  1-4    0-0    0-0    1  4  5   1   2  7  2  0  0  34
34 Haywood, Jimmie..... g  5-15   3-9    0-1    1  0  1   1  13  1  2  0  2  29
05 Remmers, Vic........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  1  0  0  1   6
12 Cokley, Mike........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
13 Stephens, Chris.....    5-8    1-4    0-1    0  1  1   2  11  0  1  0  1  17
22 Nash, J.S...........    3-5    1-2    1-2    0  3  3   0   8  3  1  0  2  23
30 Lucas, David........    3-3    0-0    2-2    2  2  4   2   8  1  2  0  0  15
44 Field, Kevin........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   27-64   5-19  12-19  11 19 30  13  71 14 11  2  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-33 36.4%   2nd Half: 15-31 48.4%   Game: 42.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-10 20.0%   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game: 26.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-7  57.1%   2nd Half:  8-12 66.7%   Game: 63.2%    1

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Officials: Andy Rios, Billy Gianquinto, Rick Batsell
Technical fouls: California-None. Oregon State-None.
Attendance: 8753
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
California....................   38   46  -   84
Oregon State..................   30   41  -   71
Amit Tamir tied the Gill Coliseum record for 3-pointers with 7 on the night.

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