Cal-UCLA Postgame Notes
Tonight's game was the annual Pete Newell Classic, honoring Cal's former coach who led the Golden Bears to the 1959 NCAA Championship. Andy Wolfe, a first-team All-American who helped the Bears to the
By Cal Athletics on Thu, February 14, 2013
Feb. 14, 2013
- Tonight's game was the annual Pete Newell Classic, honoring Cal's former coach who led the Golden Bears to the 1959 NCAA Championship.
- Andy Wolfe, a first-team All-American who helped the Bears to the 1948 Final Four and was the first Cal player to score 1,000 points, received the Pete Newell Career Achievement Award during a halftime ceremony.
- A painting of Pete Newell was unveiled during the game as part of a celebration of 75 years of March Madness. The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the NCAA have commissioned portraits of each national champion coach.
- With tonight's win, Cal head coach Mike Montgomery moved past Hec Edmundson (Washington, 1921-47) for fourth in conference history with 267 league wins.
- Cal has now won four of its last five games vs. UCLA.
- Cal led by 25 points at the break (47-22), the Bears' largest halftime lead of the year. Cal trailed at the half in each of its previous five games before tonight.
- Cal went on a 15-0 run in the first half that started with 11:31 left and the Bears already up, 20-13. UCLA did not score again until a bucket with 5:35 left and Cal ahead, 35-13. The Bears led by as many as 28 in the opening period (47-19 with 0:50 to go).
- The Bears had four players reach double figures in scoring in the first half - Richard Solomon (10), David Kravish (10), Justin Cobbs (10) and Allen Crabbe (15).
- David Kravish set a career high with 18 points. He also registered his second double-double of the season, finishing with 13 rebounds. Kravish's previous high was 17 points vs. Oregon State last season.
- Tyrone Wallace, who had 7 assists with 0 turnovers at Arizona last Sunday, had 6 assists and just 1 turnover vs. UCLA.
- With 16 points, Allen Crabbe moved up another spot on Cal's all-time scoring list. Now with 1,401 points in his career, he ranks 12th, just ahead of Keith Smith, who tallied 1,398 points form 1987-90. Rickey Hawthorne (1,413, 1973-76) is next up at No. 11.
- Richard Solomon finished with 17 points, one off his career best.