Postgame Notes: California-Denver
Cal has had at least a 20-point lead in five of its first six games of the year and each of its four home contests. The Bears' first 20-point advantage vs. Denver came after a Jorge Gutierrez 3-point
By Cal Athletics on Sat, November 26, 2011
Nov. 26, 2011
- Cal has had at least a 20-point lead in five of its first six games of the year and each of its four home contests. The Bears' first 20-point advantage vs. Denver came after a Jorge Gutierrez 3-pointer to give Cal a at 46-25 advantage with 16:52 to go in the game.
- Cal is 24-3 in non-conference home games under Mike Montgomery.
- In opening a 12-2 lead to start the game, Cal held Denver without a field goal for the first six minutes.
- The Bears started slowly, missing their first six shots from the floor before making 15 of their next 23 (65.2%) to close out the first half. Cal shot 52.0% for the game (26-50).
- Allen Crabbe recorded the second double-double of his career, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The 10 rebounds matched a personal best - also 10 vs. Notre Dame on Nov. 26, 2010. His previous double-double also came against Notre Dame (10 points-10 boards). Crabbe entered the Denver game in a 6-for-29 shooting slump over the last three contests, but shot 6-for-9 from the floor against the Pioneers.
- In four games at Haas Pavilion this year, Cal is holding opponents to 89-of-225 shooting from the field (39.6%) and 56.0 ppg.
- Justin Cobbs scored a career-high 22 points. He made his first six shots from the floor and finished 7-for-9 on field goals, including 4-for-4 from three-point range and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He had 16 earlier this year vs. George Washington.
- Cal outrebounded Denver, 33-20. The Bears have won the rebounding battle in all six of their games this season.
- Cal committed a season-low 13 turnovers, one game after turning the ball over a season-high 21 times vs. Missouri.
- Cal's average margin of victory in four home games this year is 21.5 ppg (77.5-56.0).