I think it's time we reclaim Addicted to Quack as CGB North. Cal continues its dominance over Oregon on the hardwood as the Bears won their 12th straight against the Ducks. Despite the absence of Jabari Bird and Ricky Kreklow, Cal went into Eugene undaunted by the Ducks and their #17 ranking. Jordan Mathews had a career night in
Matthew Knight Jordan Mathews Arena.
The Golden Bears beat the No. 17 Ducks for the 12th straight time Thursday night, winning 96-83 in front of 8,415 fans at Matthew Knight Arena behind a career-best 32 points from freshman Jordan Mathews.
Cal (11-4, 2-0 in Pac-12) won its second straight conference road game and will try to make it three in a row Saturday at Oregon State.
Still playing without two of their top seven players, the Bears played a superb offensive game against one of the nation's most explosive teams. Oregon (13-2, 1-2) lost its second straight game, after a 100-91 defeat at Colorado last weekend.
Senior point guard Justin Cobbs, fighting leg cramps in the second half, had 20 points and 11 assists. Richard Solomon added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Tyrone Wallace scored 14 points and had five steals.
Mathews was terrific, making 10 of his 14 shots from the field and all nine free throws to eclipse his previous best of 22 points.
Joseph Young scored 29 points for the Ducks, who have not beaten the Bears since Mike Montgomery became coach for the 2008-09 season.
Everything is going Cal's way this week, even Jeopardy! is hopping on the Cal bandwagon!
- Alicia Asturias's three event titles earned her the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week award
- Adding to that, Asturias was the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week and Charlie Owens won Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Women's Swimming and Diving
- Life has been pretty cool for Elizabeth Pelton
- Introducing your Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month: Missy Franklin!
Men's Swimming and Diving
- Taking a look at Omid Jalali, a pre-med who's also studying business
- Christian Dean will forgo his senior year and enter the MLS SuperDraft
- GO BEARS!
— Cal Women's Crew (@CalWCrew) January 9, 2014
- RB Shane Vereen is a trusted player who understands the Patriot Way
- A look at how "Analytical 'Riverboat' Ron" gained his penchant for risk-taking at Cal from Coach Joe Kapp
(That's right, there's an abundance of Lynch-news this week.)
- ESPN's Throwback Thursday featured the Cal great
— ESPN (@espn) January 9, 2014
- Lynch will not be fined for previously not speaking to the media, but any subsequent violations will result in one fine for that infraction and a second fine for the previous times (Video autoplays). Initially, Seahawks fans raised money to pay the fine, which Lynch has promised to match and donate to a local charity.
- In (what I'm guessing is) his first media appearance after all this fine talk, Lynch represented the best public university in the damn world:
— Cal Football (@CalFootball) January 9, 2014
- If you happen to be stranded in the worst city on Earth, make your stay a little better by enjoying a Beast Burger
- Cal football: Replacing Kameron Jackson, Richard Rodgers, Khairi Fortt & more
- Pac-12 Released 2014 Schedules; Cal has Thursday night game against USC
- Andy Buh no longer defensive coordinator, Barry Sacks & Randy Stewart out.
- Golden Recruiting Wire: Luke Rubenzer & Vic Enwere excel in Blue-Grey Game
- Hardy Nickerson, Marcus Arroyo joining Jeff Tedford in Tampa Bay