Postgame Notes: California-George Washington

Tonight was the first meeting between Cal and George Washington. After GW's Tony Taylor made a desperation three-pointer just before the shot-clock expired with 6:23 left in the first half to give the
By Cal Athletics on Sun, November 13, 2011

Nov. 13, 2011

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  • Tonight was the first meeting between Cal and George Washington.
  • After GW's Tony Taylor made a desperation three-pointer just before the shot-clock expired with 6:23 left in the first half to give the Colonials a 19-18 lead, Cal ended the period on a 21-0 run to take a 39-19 lead at the break. Justin Cobbs paced the Bears during the run with eight points, including a pair of three-pointers.
  • Cal has had at least a 20-point lead at the half in both games this year. The Bears were up, 48-23, against UC Irvine last Friday.
  • Cobb's eight points at the half surpassed his previous career best of seven set against Purdue in the semifinals of the 2010 Big Ten Tournament when he was a freshman at Minnesota. He finished with 16 points.
  • Cal shot 58.3 percent in the first half, making 14-of-24 field goals.
  • Freshman David Kravish came off the bench to play 14 minutes in the first half after foul trouble sidelined Richard Solomon. He had five points and five rebounds at the break and finished with five points, nine rebounds, and a block.
  • With tonight's victory and last Friday's 77-56 win over UC Irvine, Cal won its opening two games by at least 20 points for the first time since 1995-96 when the Bears defeated Northern Arizona, 111-83, and Texas Southern, 112-73.
  • Allen Crabbe finished 5-for-8 from three-point range, the first time a Cal player has made at least five three-pointers in a game since Crabbe sank six at Oregon State on Feb. 26, 2011. He totaled 21 points, the eighth 20-point game of his career.
  • With the win, Cal improved to 22-3 in non-conference home games under Mike Montgomery.

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