Cal Upends Shorthanded Ducks 78-60

Eugene, OR - The California Golden Bears (20-6, 9-4) defeated the Oregon Ducks (6-20, 0-14) at McArthur Court on Thursday evening 78-60 behind a career-high 18 points from reserve Harper Kamp. Cal guards Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher chipped in with 17 and 16 points respectively. The victory keeps the Ducks winless in Pac-10 Conference play with four games left this season.

California shot a blistering 54% from the field hitting 29 of 54 attempts. The Bears also outrebounded Oregon 40-27.

Oregon was able to keep the game close in the first half, trailing only 44-36 at intermission.

Oregon coach Ernie Kent said that "we did a pretty good job executing our game plan in the first half."

The Ducks however were hurt inside and were badly outscored in the paint. "We gave up eight second chance points in the first half" commented Kent who indicated that Cal was tougher inside on this night than his young Ducks.

Cal broke the game open early in the second half scoring the first eight points after halftime to break open the game. The Ducks found themselves down 52-36 before TaJuan Porter knocked down a three pointer with 17 minutes left in the game.

"The game got away in the first five minutes of the second half" said Kent. "We had too many mental breakdowns."

Porter led the Ducks with 19 points but hit just two of nine attempts from three point range. Joevan Catron was the only other Duck in double figures with 12 points.

Oregon hosts the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday. The game is scheduled for a 5:00 PM tip.

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