Postgame Notes: California-San Jose State
Dec. 7, 2011
With tonight's California win, the Golden Bears now hold an all-time lead of 18-1 in the series against San Jose State. The Bears also improved to 26-3 in nonconference home games under head coach Mike Montgomery and 6-0 this season.
The 45-point win (81-36) was the largest since Cal defeated Morgan State, 97-50, on Nov. 25, 1991, a 47-point win. The 81 points tied the season-high scoring total (George Washington, Nov. 13).
Allen Crabbe, who entered the game eighth in the Pac-12 and leading the team at 15.4 ppg, ended the night with 18 points (7-12), five rebounds and two assists.
David Kravish notched a new season high in rebounds with 10. He now has 52 on the season. He also boasted a new season high in blocks with three. He garnered nine points, one point away from a double-double.
San Jose State ended the night with a shooting percentage of 20.3 (12-59), that was a new season low allowed by the Bears. Cal also recorded a season low in turnovers with eight.
The Bears tallied a season-high 52 rebounds. It was the first time the Bears notched 50 rebounds since Dec. 5, 2009, against Iowa State (51).
Cal enjoyed a 17-2 run in the first six minutes, including a 15-0 run, capped by seven points from Allen Crabbe. In that span, the Bears connected on seven of their first eight shots of the game. Crabbe and Jorge Gutierrez were both 3-for-3.
The Bears took a 43-15 lead into the half. The 28-point lead at halftime was a season-high, surpassing the previous best of 27 points against Austin Peay on November 15. It was also the fourth time this season that Cal scored at least 40 points in the first half.
Also in the first half, Cal was a clean 3-for-3 from three-point range and 8-for-8 from the free throw line.
Three Bears hit double figures in scoring in the first half Crabbe (14), Cobbs (10) and Jorge Gutierrez (10). Gutierrez finished with 14 points.
Cal opened the second half on a 13-0 run in the first six minutes.
Bak Bak posted a season-high seven rebounds.
Raffi Chalian scored his first collegiate basket in the game's final minutes