BERKELEY, California (Ticker) -- Amit Tamir had a performance reminiscent of last season's victory over Oregon.
Tamir scored 25 points and Joe Shipp added 22 as California won its third straight game, an 88-72 Pac-10 Conference victory over the 10th-ranked Ducks.
California (9-2, 2-0 Pac-10) posted a thrilling 107-103 victory over Oregon here last season as Tamir poured in 39 points on 14-of-19 shooting. That was the fifth-highest point total in school history.
Tamir scored seven points as the Golden Bears closed the first half on a 16-6 run for a 43-33 lead. California also got off to a quick start in the second half with an 8-3 spurt, building a 51-36 lead on a basket by Shipp.
"Amit Tamir was great at both ends of the floor tonight," Cal coach Ben Braun said. "I told him before the game that he would have to make passes and do some of the other things besides scoring. They worked him hard, but to his credit, he worked just as hard and had an incredible game."
Oregon (10-3, 1-2) played just its second true road game and was badly exposed as Tamir, Shipp and Brian Wethers repeatedly shredded the Ducks' defense.
Luke Jackson led Oregon with 17 points, including a 12-of-14 performance at the line. Luke Ridnour added 14, leaving him four short of reaching the 1,000-point plateau.
"Our guys did a good job playing solid defense on them," Braun said. "We got quick help (defense) on the Lukes and that was a key to our success."
Jackson and Ridnour combined to make just 6-of-19 shots. Ridnour was 2-of-9 on 3-pointers.
Cal shot 54 percent (30-of-56) as its scoring trio had a big night. Tamir made 8-of-13 shots, Shipp 7-of-14 and Wethers 7-of-11 for 16 points as the Golden Bears improved to 7-0 at home.
The Bears jumped to a 9-2 lead on a 3-pointer from freshman Richard Midgley just under four minutes into the game. Oregon had five turnovers in the first 4:10, digging an early hole.
"We came out strong in the beginning and took a 9-2 lead," Braun said. "He held Oregon's offense down a little bit. We did an effective job on them."
The Ducks finished with 19 turnovers as Ridnour and James Davis combined for eight. Oregon shot 44 percent (24-of-54) and made 8-of-27 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Tamir's 3-pointer with 4:13 to go gave Cal its largest lead at 76-56.
Tamir made all seven of his foul shots and the Bears shot 78 percent (21-of-27), taking advantage of Oregon's defense. Reserve A.J. Diggs converted 7-of-9 and Shipp made 5-of-6.
"When we get to the free-throw line, we are successful, and when we don't, we're not successful," Braun said. "We kept them from getting to the line until the end of the game. This was a big key."
Oregon reserve Andre Joseph scored 12 points but was the only other Duck in double figures.