Feb. 24, 2001
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Sean Lampley scored 29 points as the Bears pulled away from Washington State in the second half and won 84-65 Saturday night.
Lampley, one of only two seniors on California's team, moved past Lamond Murray into the Bears' record books as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,693 points. Murray scored 1,688 points from 1992-94.
Milton Riley led Washington State with a career-high 21 points and seven rebounds.
Lampley scored seven points and had a long assist to teammate Joe Shipp for a dunk in the first 4:30. Lampley had 14 points in the first half and made four of his first five shots.
California made nine of its first 13 shots against Washington State yet only led 21-17 midway through the first half. With guard Jerry McNair scoring 13 of his 15 points early, the Cougars were able to offset the Bears' early hot streak and trailed only 45-42 at halftime.
It was Lampley who broke the game open for California in the second half, scoring 10 points during a 13-6 run to push the Bears ahead 64-55. It was in that stretch that Lampley scored from three feet out along the baseline to move past Murray into the California record books. Lampley, the Pac-10's leading scorer, also led the Bears with eight rebounds.
Washington State shot 61.5 percent from the floor (16-for-26) in the first half but couldn't sustain the attack in the second half. The Cougars missed 10 of their first 13 field goal attempts in the second half and went without a basket for more than seven minutes at one point.
Solomon Hughes added 12 points and four rebounds for California.
David Adams added 12 for Washington State.