Oni, Swain help Yale Cal 76-59 to beat in the game Pac-12 China
01:53 EST, November 10, 2018
02:28 EST, November 10, 2018
SHANGHAI (AP) – Miye Oni scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and Azar Swain also had 16 points to help Yale beat California 76-59 on Friday-evening in the Pac-12 China game at the Baoshan Sports Center.
Alex Copeland scored 11 and Jordan Bruner had nine points and eight rebounds for Yale (1-0).
Swain hit a 3-hand that led Yale to mid-way through the first half and led to a 15-0 run that made it 23-9 with 5:51 left before the break. Cal (0-1) followed the rest of the road with double digits.
Paris Austin, a junior transfer from Boise State, led the Bears with 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting. The rest of the team shot 12 out of 41 (29 percent) of the field.
The Bulldogs conquered their 19 turnouts by hitting nine 3-pointers, including four from Swain, and 48% total shooting. Cal made only 5 out of 25 in the first half and finished with only six assists.
Yale: The Bulldogs, picked to finish third in the Ivy League, return 95 percent of their offensive production last season, including Oni. The junior was a unanimous first team all-Ivy selection last season and led Yale in scoring (15.1 per game), rebounding (6.1) and total assists (105). A victory on a Pac-12 team, albeit a young one, is an encouraging start.
Cal: The Bears have six freshmen and five sophomores in the roster – and zero seniors – and come out last season in a last place in the conference game. They tried to shoot shots and stopped the Bulldogs, something that has to change when Cal wants to climb out of the Pac-12 basement.
Yale is disabled until it plays on November 17 in Memphis.
Cal plays host in Hampton on Tuesday in a regional game of the Legends Classic.
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