January 2, 2022; Berkeley, California, USA; California Golden Bears guard Jordan Shepherd (31) is fouled when he shoots the ball over Arizona State Sun Devils striker Kimani Lawrence (4) in the first half at the Haas Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports
Andre Kelly scored a layup and dunk in a 9-2 burst to open the game, and hosts Cal cruised to a 74-50 win over the state of Arizona in a Pacific 12 Conference game on Sunday in Berkeley, Calif.
Kelly finished with 13 points and Jordan Shepherd finished a team high 16 for the Golden Bears (9-5, 2-1).
Cal’s 24-point lead over the state of Arizona was the largest since their 68:43 triumph on February 8, 2017.
On Sunday DJ Horne led all scorers with 17 points for the Sun Devils (5-8, 1-2), who celebrated victories on their last four trips to Berkeley.
Led by eight points from Shepherd and seven each from Kelly and Jalen Celestine, Cal scored 41 points in the first half and led up to 20 points.
Arizona State, due to play Southern Cal and UCLA over the weekend before the Pac-12 shuffled the schedule under several postponements, never got any closer than 15 in the second half.
Grant Anticevich picked up 10 high play value rebounds to add 10 points to the Golden Bears, whose originally scheduled game against Stanford on Sunday was postponed due to COVID issues in the Cardinal program.
While Brown started with six rebounds, Cal outdid the guests with 38-32.
Celestine got a total of nine points and had one of Cal’s nine 3-pointers. The Golden Bears outperformed the Sun Devils with 27-9 from across the bow.
Hornes high score was the result of 6-on-10 shooting from the field and two of Arizona State’s three 3-pointers. He also made all three of his free throws.
The Sun Devils only shot 3-17 from the outside of the arc.
Enoch Boakye had nine points and a team high of nine rebounds for the Sun Devils, who lost their second straight after a three-game winning streak.
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