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March 11, 2006

Go Cal Bears!

Cal beat Oregon last night, and will play #13 UCLA today for the PAC-10 championship! It's now an intrafamily rivalry Saturday, my dad being a UCLA graduate.

California (20-9) reached its first Pac-10 tournament final with a 91-87 double-overtime victory Friday over Oregon. The Bears, who finished third in the conference, likely will make the field of 65 regardless of the outcome of this game.

Forward Leon Powe claimed a Pac-10 tournament record for the second straight game, scoring 41 points to better the previous mark of 39, set by UCLA's Reggie Miller in 1987.

The senior, whose late basket forced the second overtime, established a new rebounding record Thursday by pulling down 20 in a victory over Southern California.

Ayinde Ubaka added 12 of his 17 points in the two overtime periods for Cal, which rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit and a seven-point gap in the final 2:45 of regulation.

The win gave Ben Braun his sixth 20-win season at Cal, moving past Hall of Fame coach Pete Newell for most in school history.

The teams have split two all-time Pac-10 tournament games, with Cal posting a 67-61 win in the 2002 quarterfinals. The road team won both games in the season series, with Bruins guard Arron Afflalo scoring 44 points in the two games.

But who will Hugo root for? The game is at 3:15 PST on CBS.

Posted by annika, Mar. 11, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Sports


Are you kidding? Go Bears GO! Though I care far less about basketball than sports like football, track, and softball, I still am a loyal Golden Bear. I can switch allegiances deftly, always rooting for the Bruins save when they tangle with their elder and vastly superior brothers from the north.

Posted by: Hugo on Mar. 11, 2006

Looks like the elder and vastly superior brothers got their lunch eaten by someone else this week.

Powder Blue rules. Watch out Blue Devils.

Posted by: shelly on Mar. 12, 2006

So who won?

Posted by: Victor on Mar. 13, 2006