Omondi Amoke is this week's 20-questions guest with Faraudo.
Coolest place you’ve been to play basketball: Probably the trip to New York. MSG — Madison Square Garden — it’s the mecca of basketball. If you’re playing there, you feel like you’ve got to bring your `A’ game.
Place you’ve never been that you’d love to visit: I want to go to Kenya. My dad’s from there. There’s a lot of culture and tradition. Half my family still lives there.
Most daring thing you’ve ever done: I’m not really much of a daredevil. But I went parasailing at Catalina Island, where there’s a boat pulling you and you’re up in the sky. I was scared at first — you’re way up there on this little string. But it was fun.
Besides Cal, the Pac-10 school with the best basketball fans: I hate to say it since we’re playing them Thursday, but I’d have to go with Washington.
If you could be an Olympic athlete, other than basketball, your sport/event: I really admire Michael Phelps and Olympic swimmers. I think that’s real cool how they can glide through that water.
The sport you refuse to watch: Baseball. I can’t watch baseball at all. It’s too slow.
The actor who plays you in the movie version of your life: Will Smith
Actress who plays the lead opposite you: Halle Berry
Best advice you ever got: It was from my dad: Whatever you do, just give it 100 percent and you can’t help but succeed.
Favorite meal your mother cooks: Spaghetti and meatballs — love em.
Secret guilty-pleasure food: Ice cream, but only Haagen-Dazs. Strawberry or cookies and cream.
Food you will not eat: I pretty much eat any kind of food if I’m hungry enough.
Three people in history you’d like to have dinner with: My mom, my dad and my uncle William.
The smartest guy on the Cal team: I’ll go with Max (Zhang). I couldn’t imagine coming here from China and doing what he’s doing. He got a B in a college writing class — one of the hardest classes at Cal. I couldn’t do that in Chinese.
After the jump Cal maintains its lead in the conference standings, Randle avenged his poor play in Seattle while moving closer to setting Cal's all-time scoring mark, Ted Miller has high hopes for Ernest Owusu, and more.
- JO will host a livechat featuring Sandy Barbour next Thursday at 2pm.
- Ted Miller expects Ernie Owusu to be Cal's breakout player during spring practices. If he as disruptive as he was against Maryland, he should help fill the void left by Alualu.
- Bruce Feldman gives his and several others' opinions on a Pac-10 expansion.
- Faraudo's live thread traces the events of last night's win, as Cal built and early lead and never relinquished it.
- After an injury-depleted Cal squad was hammered in Seattle earlier this season, Cal got revenge with an impressive win over Washington. Motivated by his worst game of the season against Washington, Randle lead the team with 33 points. With six games remaining on the schedule and a one game lead in the conference, Cal is inching closer to its first conference title in 50 years.
- Randle has moved up to fourth on Cal's all-time scoring list with 1,655. He only needs 121 more points become the all-time leader.
- In the post-game press conference Monty seemed quite pleased with his team's performance. After some early foul trouble, Cal managed to have enough depth to contain Washington's powerful offense.
- Wilner weighs the pros and cons of a 96-team NCAA tournament.
- Amoke embraces his role as one of Cal's "energy" players along with Jorge and MSF. Playing as an undersized power forward, Amoke has tried to emulate Theo, but feels a kinship with the hustling, tenacious Jorge and MSF.
- Fielding a team comprised mostly of underclassmen, rugby defeated Cal Maritime 39-3.