By Jeff Faraudo
Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 11:29 am in Basketball.
Jerome Randle’s career-high 39-point performance at Washington State Thursday night equaled the sixth-highest single-game point total by a Cal player.
Here’s the all-time list:
1. Ed Gray (1997) 48 points
2. John Coughran (1972) 47
3 tie. Ray Murry (1977) 41
3 tie. Leon Powe (2006) 41
5. Bob McKeen (1954) 40
6 tie. Jerome Randle (2010) 39
6 tie. Amit Tamir (2002) 39
Randle now is averaging 20.4 ppg for the season, and has 1,510 career points to rank eighth on Cal’s all-time list. If Cal plays 16 more games (14 regular-season, 1 Pac-10 tournament and one additional postseason), which is realistically the fewest the Bears could play, Randle needs to average just 16.7 points to break Sean Lampley’s career record of 1,776 points.
Eclipsing Keith Smith’s record of 546 career assists will be tougher. Randle would need to average 5.8 over the next 16 to do it. He currently is averaging 5.0. On the other hand, if the Bears played two Pac-10 tournament games and two postseason games, he’d need to average just 5.2 per game, which is much more do-able.
By the way, Randle said WSU freshman Reggie Moore accidentally stepped on his right knee when the two collided, resulting in a foul against Randle, with 16.5 seconds left in the game. He said it was sore after the game, but vowed, “I’ll be ready for Saturday.”
The Bears have an 11:30 a.m. tipoff Saturday against defending Pac-10 champion Washington.
Here’s my game story from this morning’s editions.
And here’s the Seattle Times’ take on UW’s 94-61 rout of Stanford.