Ducks Drop First Game of Bay Area Road Trip

The California Golden Bears (9-3, 3-0) kept their Pac-10 record perfect with a 77-66 win at home over the Oregon Ducks (7-7, 1-1). Ayinde Ubaka was the leading scorer for the game with 29 points while Leon Powe added 27.

(PHOTO) California's DeVon Hardin guards a driving Ivan Johnson of Oregon during the first half of a college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)

Both teams made 22 field goals though Oregon was still plagued by a poor percentage (.400) on a 22-of-55 performance. California shot a bit better (.458) on 22-of-48 shooting, it was at the at the free throw line that spelled the difference. Cal was 27-of-37 while the Ducks shot well 14-of-15 but shot 22 less free throws.

Aaron Brooks led the scoring for Oregon with 18, while Maarty Leunen had 17 and Malik Hairston chipped in 11.

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