Feb. 2, 2013
BERKELEY - California defeated No. 10 Oregon, 58-54, on Saturday. The last time the Golden Bears beat a top-10 team was on Jan. 31, 2008, a 69-64 win at then-No. 9 Washington State. The last time Cal beat a top-10 team at home was on Jan. 26, 2006, when Cal knocked off then-No. 10 Washington, 71-69.
With his 13 points, Richard Solomon also scored 13 points to pace the Bears with Crabbe.
Crabbe tied Richard Midgley for third in career three-pointers made (183) after converting one of his five attempts from behind the arc.
Cal held a 42-39 lead when the Ducks went on an 11-0 run to take a 50-42 lead before a jumper by David Kravish ended the run with six and a half minutes left. Kravish's field goal sparked a 6-0 Cal run. Later, an 8-0 Bear run gave Cal a 56-54 lead with 1:26 remaining in regulation. Two free throws by Justin Cobbs were the only points scored in the final minute and a half.
After being held to just two points for the majority of the contest, Cobbs scored six crucial points in the game's final minutes to help Cal pull off the upset.
Oregon scored its final point of the game with four minutes remaining in the contest.
Solomon finished 7-for-8 from the free throw line, a season high. His 12 rebounds were also a season best. His previous season high on the boards was 10 at UCLA.
As a team, the Bears were good on 12 of their 15 free throw attempts.
Freshman Tyrone Wallace provided a spark for the Bears from behind the arc. He nailed three of his seven attempts. It was the first time this season that Wallace posted three treys in a game.
In the first half, neither team held a lead larger than four points. The leader scorer for both teams was Oregon's E.J. Singler with seven points. Both teams also combined for 19 turnovers (11 Oregon, 8 Cal) in the first half. Oregon ended the day with 22 turnovers, the most by an opposing team against Cal this season.
For the 10th time in the last 12 games, the Bears went with the starting lineup of Crabbe, Cobbs, Solomon, Kravish and Wallace.