BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Ayinde Ubaka had 29 points, six assists
and four rebounds, and Omar Wilkes added 25 points to lead
California to a 106-62 win over Division II Humboldt State in an
exhibition game Monday night.
The Golden Bears played without forward Leon Powe, who was
scratched from the lineup 20 minutes before tip-off because of an
injured right foot. Powe, the Pac-10's top freshman in 2003, sat
out last season after undergoing two operations on his left knee.
He took part in the pregame shootaround but was pulled from the
lineup by coach Ben Braun.
A team spokesman said Powe has a stress reaction, which is a
precursor to a stress fracture, and will undergo a CT scan on
Tuesday. A decision is expected Wednesday regarding his status for
Cal's season-opener Friday at Eastern Michigan.
Ubaka, who missed 11 games last season with a broken left foot,
has not scored more than 13 points in two seasons for the Bears but
went 7-for-12 from the floor and made 11 of 12 free throws against
the Lumberjacks. He had 16 points in a seven-minute span in the
first half and fed Richard Midgley for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer
that put California ahead 54-29 at halftime.
Midgley nearly joined his teammates on the injured list after
getting hit in the head following a 3-point shot. Midgley was taken
to the locker room and received two stitches in his forehead, but
returned and finished with 17 points.
Midgley and Ubaka combined for 34 points in the first half for
California, which shot 66.7 percent from the floor in the opening
20 minutes. The Bears continued to shoot well in the second half
and led by as much as 52 points en route to the easy win.
Kevin Johnson had 11 points and six rebounds to lead Humboldt
State. Grayson Moyer added 10 points and seven rebounds.