Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

Cal had been having success not too long ago at Haas Pavilion, profitable three of their earlier 4 house video games.  Oregon put a halt to that by dominating the Bears 87-58 on Wednesday night time in Berkeley.

Cal (3-16, 2-6 Pac-12) had a poor taking pictures night time, largely due to Oregon’s sticky protection.  The Bears had been taking pictures 25.8% from the sector 4 minutes into the second half, and by that point the Geese had constructed a 22-point lead.

Oregon elevated the result in 26 factors (60-34) with 10 minutes remaining within the sport, and the remaining was rubbish time.

Cal’s current success at house had been attributed to the addition of DeJuan Clayton to the beginning lineup, and the Bears headed into Wednesday’s sport with a 2-2 report with Clayton on the ground to start video games. However in opposition to Oregon, Clayton didn’t rating his first factors till 15:32 remained within the second half, and by then Cal was behind by 22 factors.  

Clayton completed with three factors on 1-for-6 taking pictures.    Sam Alajiki and Monty Bowser scored 9 factors apiece to steer the Bears, who had nobody in double figures.

Oregon (.11-8, 5-3 Pac-12) was coming off a 19-point house win over then-No. 9 Arizona, and the Geese gave the impression to be rounding into the shape that was anticipated of them in preseason.

The Geese shot 59.6% from the sector, together with 66.7% within the second half, they usually dedicated simply 5 turnovers for the sport.The one concern for the Geese was a knee damage suffered by Rivaldo Soares within the closing minutes.

The Geese at the moment are 2-0 with South Carolina switch Jermaine Couisnard within the beginning lineup. He had simply 9 factors Wednesday, however 5 Oregon gamers scored in double figures, led by N’Faly Danter, who had 12 factors on 6-for-7 taking pictures.

Cal once more performed with out its main scorer, Devin Askew, who missed his seventh sport of the seasopn with foot points.

Cal junior Jalen Celestine, who had offseason knee surgical procedure, has not performed in a sport this season, however he was in uniform on Wednesday with a brace on his leg and went by pregame warmups. He began 16 video games final season and is the Bears’ prime returning scorer from final season, when he averaged 7.5 factors.

Nonetheless, he was dominated inactive earlier than the sport and didn’t play.

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Cal shot simply 28% from the sector within the first half, and that included 1-for-8 on three-point makes an attempt. That and Oregon’s 52% taking pictures within the first half resulted within the Geese holding a 34-21 lead at halftime.

The Geese used a 10-0 run early the primary half to take the lead, then, after Cal had closed inside 19-17, Oregon reeled off 11 straight factors to increase its result in 13 factors with 3:09 remaining within the opening half.

Oregon is the worst three-point taking pictures group within the Pac-12, and the Geese had been simply 1-for-10 from distance within the first half. However they made up for that by making 12 of their 15 two-point photographs as they had been in a position to get inside Cal’s protection persistently.

Keeshawn Barthelemy got here off the bench to attain a team-leading eight factors within the first half. Cal reserve Sam Alajiki lead the Bears with seven factors earlier than halftime, and he had Cal’s solely three-point bucket within the first half.

A primary-half dunk by Oregon freshman Kel’el Ware



Cowl photograph of Joel Brown by Cal Athletics


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