Dec. 1, 2010
BERKELEY - Cal is perfect in the all-time series with UC Davis, 31-0. The Golden Bears won the last matchup in the 1986-87 season, 90-71.
Cal has won 41 of its last 43 non-conference games in Haas Pavilion, including the last 22 in a row.
Mike Montgomery is 34-3 against all opponents as Cal's head coach in Haas Pavilion. Tonight's win marks his 50 win in 74 games at Cal. He has reached the 50 win plateau faster than any Cal head coach since Nibs Price won 50 of his first 60 through the 1928-29 season.
Cal set a new season high in field goal percentage, 53.7 percent (29-54). They were bolstered by perfect nights from post players Bak Bak (6-6) and Markhuri Sanders-Frison (5-5). Furthermore, Cal did an excellent job spreading the ball, as seven players all finished with at least seven points.
The Bears set a new season high in assists with 20. Harper Kamp tied his career best in assists with five. Gary Franklin also tied his career high with four, Brandon Smith added four more, and Jorge Gutierrez and Allen Crabbe added three each.
The Bears also took great care of the ball, setting a new season low in turnovers with 13. Their previous low was 15 set against Boston College on Nov. 28.
Nigel Carter's six points set a new career high. He previously had four points against Detroit on Nov. 12, 2009. He also recorded the first steal of his career.
Bak also had a new career high in points with 12. His previous best was four, against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 29, 2009. He also set a new career high in rebounds with six. His previous best was five vs. Utah Valley State on Dec. 28, 2009.
For the second time this season, Cal collected eight steals (Cal State Northridge).
After trailing by nine at the half, UC Davis cut the deficit to four in the early minutes of the second half. A 21-7 run by the Bears ended any hopes of an Aggie comeback.
Cal is now 81-6 all-time against Big West schools.