Cal vs. Fresno State Postgame Notes

Cal vs. Fresno State Postgame Notes
By Cal Athletics on Sat, December 14, 2013

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Dec. 14, 2013

Cal vs. Fresno State Postgame Notes

  • Cal is now 42-6 in non-conference home games under Mike Montgomery.
  • The Bears are now 4-2 all-time vs. the Bulldogs after today’s victory in the programs’ first meeting since December 2001.
  •  With the win, Mike Montgomery now owns 665 victories in 31 seasons and claims sole possession of 27th on the NCAA’s all-time wins list for Div. I men’s basketball coaches, surpassing John Wooden. With 117 wins at Cal, he is now two wins shy of tying Pete Newell as the fourth-winningest coach in school history.
  • It was the fifth time the Bears held a team to under 35 percent in shooting after allowing greater than 50 percent in the previous two games.
  • Cal built a 12-2 early lead through the first 8:37 of the contest, holding Fresno State to just 1-for-13 on field goal attempts during the stretch. The Bears limited the Bulldogs to 8-for-30 (26.7%) for the opening 20 minutes.
  • This was the second game this season where David Kravish and Richard Solomon each notched double-digit rebounds (Kravish 12, Solomon 14). The duo also put up 10+boards apiece in the season opener vs. Coppin State.
  • The Golden Bears notched 5+ blocked shots for the first time since the season opener vs. Coppin State, with 2 blocks each from Tyrone Wallace, Richard Solomon and David Kravish.
  • Cal wore its alternate gray uniforms for the first time this season.
  • Starters: Solomon (forward), Kravish (forward), Cobbs (guard), Wallace (guard), Kreklow (guard)
  • Attendance: 9,342


Senior Guard Justin Cobbs

  • With 13 points, Justin Cobbs moved up to 34th place on Cal’s all-time scoring list with 1,075 career points, eclipsing Kevin Singleton (1977-81, 1,068 pts.). Next up is Ed Gray (1996-97, 1,082 pts.)
  • Climbs up to No. 7 in Cal’s all-time assist chart with 4 assists vs. Fresno State. The Pac-12’s active assist leader now has 397 career assists (69 in 2013), besting Golden Bear Butch Hays (1981-84, 396 assists).

Senior Forward Richard Solomon

  • Entered the game leading the Pac-12 with 10.1 rpg and finished with 14 boards against the Bulldogs.
  • Logged his third double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Scored a season-high 17 points, besting a previous best of 14 vs. both Southern Utah and Nevada.
  • Season-high 2 assists after previously logging one assist thrice this season.
  • Matched his career-high steals with 3 today for the sixth time as a Bear. He has registered three steals in a game thrice this season.

Junior Guard Ricky Kreklow

  • Set a season-high 4 assists. Previous best was 3 vs. Syracuse on Nov. 26, 2013.

Sophomore Guard Tyrone Wallace

  • New season-high blocks with 2. He had one block in six games.


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