What a way to close another chapter in Oregon State basketball history.
Believe it or not, we are one of the NCAA's most storied programs. We're in the top 20 teams for all-time wins, but we could only win three conference games this season.
We jumped out to a 13-6 lead, and were playing tough basketball. Cal couldn't hit a shot, and they looked like they were falling apart. Cal was 3-13 shooting in that stretch of about five minutes when the Beavers were firing on all cylinders, but the Bears put the pieces back together.
From that point on, Cal went on a 34-2. Yes, a 34-2 run. If you don't believe me, here is the game flow:
You'll see that the game is close until the blue line skyrockets. That would be the 34-2 run, and the Beavers could never recover.
After that run, the Beavers came back with a decent run of their own, something in the ballpark of 24-8. They pulled within 8 of the Bears late in the second half, but fell apart again, letting Cal cruise into a 19 point victory.
Marcel Jones lead scoring for the Beavers with 21 points, and nobody else had more than 10. Vojin Svilar had a solid performance for only averaging 5 minutes per game this season. He played 25 last night, and got 8 points. He was 2-4 from deep.
Sasa Cuic played 5 minutes, and didn't really do anything. He was 0-3 with a couple rebounds. We can only assume that was his last game in Corvallis. I doubt that he returns for his senior season.
Ryan Anderson lead all scores with 27, and was lights out in the first half. He had 6 of the Bears' 12 3-pointers, and he had 15 rebounds to go along with his 27 points. Ubaka and Wilkes both had 10 points for Cal.
Well, folks, we've got seven months until next season. Thank goodness for baseball.