A few notes of interest (presumably) . . .
– Jerome Randle needs just 11 points to move past Cal career scoring king Sean Lampley, whose record total of 1,776 points.
– Patrick Christopher now has 1,654 points, just one behind Kevin Johnson, two behind Joe Shipp. With three points, Christopher moves to No. 4 on the Bears’ career chart.
– Mike Montgomery wanted to rest his players as much as possible for Friday’s semifinal against UCLA, and he achieved it. Omondi Amoke played 32 minutes, but no one else reached 30. Randle sat the final 12 minutes.
– Jorge Gutierrez, who did not practice this week and was questionable after spraining his ankle at Stanford last Saturday, played 19 minutes and seemed fine.
– Minus Theo Robertson, who had a rare off-night shooting 2-for-10, the rest of Cal’s starters combined to shoot 27-for-41.
– Amoke’s 12 points marked the first time since Jan. 6 at home against UCLA that he’s scored in double figures.
– Senior Nikola Knezevic scored a season-high seven points off the bench.
– Oregon had 19 offensive rebounds, but Montgomery was so pleased — and apparently relieved — to get an easy win that he had trouble being very upset about it.
– With one more win, the Bears will have 23 — matching the most they’ve had in a season since the 1960 team that was 28-2 and lost in the national championship game. The Bears’ 1996-97 and 2001-02 teams both won 23 games.
– Oregon’s embattled coach Ernie Kent refused to address his job status after the game.