Beavers shut down Cal and Bradley’s game 74-56 at OSU

calbears.com photo: The Cal Bears Paris Austin who led Cal in scoring with 18 points takes the ball up court against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night in Corvallis

By Michael Duca and Morris Phillips

The Cal Bears (13-18) on Saturday night lost their leading offensive player in Matt Bradley to foul trouble with 2:30 left in the game after an exchange with the Oregon State Beavers (16-13) Gianni Hunt that got Bradley a technical foul. Cal also lost the contest 74-56.

Bradley scored 23 points looking back on his game against the Beavers on Feb 1st could only muster eight points last night at OSU. For the Bears Bradley has consistently put up double figures every game this season but the Beavers defense frustrated him all Saturday night to just those eight points and most likely flared him up at the end of the game to get the technical.

In the first half of the game the Beavers keyed in on him and Bradley could only get one three pointer towards the end of the half. The Bears Paris Austin finished first in scoring with 18 points followed by Kuany Kuany with 11.

Beavers seniors Tres Tinkle and Kylor Kelly who were honored in the last regular season game went out and scored a combined 43 points for Tinkle 24 points and for Kelly 19 points. Tinkle got a hug from his father OSU head coach Wayne Tinkle after Tinkle left with 51 seconds left in the game.

Michael Duca and Morris Phillips cover Cal basketball for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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