Dec. 28, 2010
This was the first ever meeting between California and Hartford.
Cal has won 43 of its last 48 nonconference home games.
With tonight's win, Mike Montgomery has become the seventh active head coach to reach 600 career Division I victories.
Allen Crabbe set a new career high in points with 17. His previous high was 12, set against Temple on Nov. 25, 2010. Crabbe was 5-9 (55.5%) from beyond the arc, and his five made three-pointers were the highest by a Cal player in a game this season.
Richard Solomon set a new career high in points, 10. His previous high was eight, coming against New Mexico on Nov. 20, 2010. He also set a new career high in rebounds, 10. His previous high was seven, set against Cal Poly on Dec. 18, 2010. Finally, Solomon set a new career high in blocks with three. He had two against So. Miss on Dec. 12, 2010. The 10 points and 10 rebounds earned Solomon his first career double-double. It was the team's sixth double-double. Markhuri Sanders-Frison owns three of them, while Crabbe and Harper Kamp have one each.
Sophomores Bak Bak and Brandon Smith made their first career starts. Smith contributed 15 points, setting a career high, and four assists. His previous high in points was nine against New Mexico on Nov. 20, 2010. Bak added 10 rebounds, a new career high. His previous mark was six which came against UC Davis on Dec. 1, 2010.
The Golden Bears dominated on the boards, winning the rebounding battle, 43-30. Cal has now outrebounded eight of 12 opponents this year.
Cal had four scorers in double figures for the third time this season: Kamp (19), Crabbe (17), Smith (15), and Solomon (10).
Harper Kamp led all scorers with 19 points, (6-7, 85.7%). He was also perfect from the free throw line (7-7) and added nine rebounds.
Jeff Powers appeared in his first game at Cal after transferring from Denver last season. He became eligible to play shortly before the Cal Poly game.
Cal has now held five of its opponents this season to shoot under 40 percent, and eight opponents to score less than 70 points.