banner

College Basketball

more stats

California (11-4) at Oregon State (9-6)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 11, 8 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Gill Coliseum (9,604) -- Corvallis, Oregon. Television: ESPNU. Home Record: Cal 8-0, OSU 7-1. Away Record: Cal 2-2, OSU 1-4. Neutral Record: Cal 1-2, OSU 1-1. Conference Record: Cal 2-0, OSU 1-2. Series Record: California leads, 80-61.

GAME NOTES: Fresh off a stunning road win over No. 17 Oregon, the California Golden Bears will try to avoid a letdown when they visit the Oregon State Beavers in a Pac-12 Conference melee at Gill Coliseum.

California went into Matthew Knight Arena and dominated the Ducks en route to a 96-83 victory. The win was the 12th straight for the Golden Bears against Oregon, which also included a 46-43 upset of the then 23rd-ranked Ducks last season. Cal, which is 11-4 overall and has won three straight games, will be back at home against Washington next.

Oregon State also earned a surprising win on Thursday, although with less fanfare as it got past Stanford, 81-72, to stop a two-game skid. The Beavers are now owners of a 9-6 overall mark, including an impressive 7-1 record at home. Following this contest they will be off until next Sunday when they get their first shot at rival Oregon.

The Ducks are not the only team in the state of Oregon that California has regularly handled. The Golden Bears have won three straight and five of the last six meetings with the Beavers, while holding an 80-61 edge in the all- time series.

Jordan Mathews had a coming-out party of sorts for California on Thursday, as the freshman guard poured in a career-high 32 points to lead all five starters in double figures. The Golden Bears shot 52.5 percent from the floor as team, and limited Oregon to just 40.6 percent on its home floor.

Spreading the wealth has been a real strength for the Golden Bears, who feature five double-digit scorers. Justin Cobbs (14.8 ppg, 6.3 apg) is the go- to guy, but he is more than just a scorer, as he is tied for second in the Pac-12 in assists. Cobbs tallied 20 points and 11 assists in the win over Oregon. Richard Solomon (11.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg), David Kravish (11.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg) anchor the team from the inside, and Tyrone Wallace (11.5 ppg) helps Cobbs out in the backcourt. Jabari Bird (11.3 ppg) has missed the last three games with a sprained ankle and is expected to be out once again. His absence has opened up opportunities for Mathews (9 ppg).

Roberto Nelson turned in a business-like 21 points and Eric Moreland tallied 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in Oregon State's win over Stanford. Nelson hit two of the Beavers' eight 3-pointers, and OSU held the Cardinal to just two made baskets from beyond the arc.

Nelson (21 ppg, 3.7 apg) is the closest there is to a lock for a 20-point game in the Pac-12. The 6-foot-4 guard leads the conference in scoring and has had at least 20 points in nine games. He has also shown more of a willingness to pass this season, averaging nearly 1.5 assists more per game than he did a year ago. Devon Collier (15.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg), Moreland (7.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg) and Angus Brandt (11.5 ppg) will contend with Kravish and Solomon in the frontcourt. However, Collier was limited to just four points in 18 minutes of action against Stanford.

Winning on the road is always a tough task and doing so against back-to-back quality opponents makes it that much harder. That is the situation the Golden Bears face. A regression from Mathews is to be expected, but the Golden Bears have plenty of firepower to leave Corvallis with their winning streak intact.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: California 77, Oregon State 71

01/11 12:37:08 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: Detroit at Atlanta

    Tomorrow at 9:30 am on FOX50

  • NFL: Seattle at Carolina

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Indianapolis at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • World Series: Kansas City at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Detroit at Atlanta

    Tomorrow at 9:30 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • World Series: Kansas City at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Green Bay at New Orleans

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
8:07pm Tonight
SFG
KAN
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
Final
SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
 
Final
RICE 41
UNT 21
Final
NEB 42
RUTG 24
Final
KST 23
TEX 0
Final
ARK 45
UAB 17
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
EMICH 17
NILL 28
Final
NAVY 41
SJST 31
Final
BST 35
AKR 21
 
Final
GASTATE 31
GASO 69
 
Final
TOL 42
UMASS 35
 
Final
WMICH 42
OHIO 21
 
Final
COL 37
UCLA 40
 
Final
UMO 10
KSU 3
 
4th
WAKE 3
BC 23
 
4th
BUF 14
CMICH 14
 
3rd
MARS 21
FATL 16
 
3rd
PITT 21
GT 35
 
3rd
SMISS 10
LATU 17
 
3rd
MSU 28
MICH 3
 
3rd
KENT 17
MSST 24
 
4th
STAN 35
ORST 7
 
3rd
TCU 40
TTU 20
 
4th
OKST 10
WVU 17
 
3rd
WKENT 42
ODU 30
 
3rd
UTST 17
UNLV 13
 
3rd
MIZZ 10
VANDY 7
 
2nd
UCF 17
TEMPL 7
 
6:00pm Tonight
WASU
ARZ
7:00pm Tonight
CLEM
SYR
7:00pm Tonight
LAMON
TXST
7:00pm Tonight
TXSANANTO
UTEP
7:00pm Tonight
COLST
WYO
7:15pm Tonight
LSU
MISS
7:30pm Tonight
TENN
ALA
7:30pm Tonight
AUB
SCAR
8:00pm Tonight
PSU
OSU
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
3rd
SJS 1
BUF 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOR
BOS
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
DAL
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
DET
7:00pm Tonight
OTT
NJD
7:00pm Tonight
MON
NYR
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
TAM
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
FLA
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14