Temple-Cal Postgame Notes
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/25/2010

Nov. 25, 2010

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The last time Cal defeated a nonconference team ranked in the top 20 was Dec. 29, 1998, when the Bears defeated No. 9 North Carolina, 78-71. Temple entered tonight's contest ranked No. 20 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

Cal was strong defensively against Temple, forcing 16 Owl turnovers. The Bears also held Temple to shoot just 33.3 percent from the field.

Four Bears reached double figures in scoring - Harper Kamp (13), Allen Crabbe (12), Jorge Gutierrez (10), Gary Franklin (10).

Kamp was the Bears' leading scorer for the second straight game, including seven of his 13 points coming in the first half. Kamp also tied his season high in steals with two. He collected two steals in the season opener against Cal State Northridge, as well.

Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon boasted two steals, as well.

For the third straight game, Markhuri Sanders-Frison paced the Bears on the boards with nine. He also posted a block.

At the 7:42 mark, Temple held a seven-point lead over the Bears. Sparked by three-pointers from Gary Franklin and Jorge Gutierrez, Cal regained the lead for the first time since the end of the first half. The Bears never relinquished the lead.

Crabbe went to the free throw line for the first time this season, and shot 5-for-6 from the charity stripe, including three in the final minute to help Cal ice the game.