Nov. 14, 2011
No. 23 California (2-0) vs. Austin Peay (0-1)
Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 - 7 p.m. PT
Series Record: First meeting
Radio: KNEW 910AM (Roxy Bernstein and Todd McKim)
TV/Web: ESPN2 / ESPN3 (Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham)
BERKELEY - For the second game in a row, the California men's basketball team faces an unfamiliar opponent, but the Golden Bears seek a familiar feeling as they look to secure a three-game winning streak. Cal started the season, 3-0, a year ago, and won its first four games in head coach Mike Montgomery's first year on campus, as well. In fact, Cal is 22-3 in non-conference home games under the fourth-year head coach, and looks to continue its recent hot streak when the Bears meet the Austin Peay Governors for the first time in program history.
Cal won the first game of the 2011 Progressive College Basketball Experience Classic, 81-54, over George Washington, two nights ago, and can carry a three-game streak into the championship rounds in Kansas City, Mo., with a win against the Governors. In each of Cal's wins, this season, the Bears have led by at least 20 points at halftime, and completed 20-point victories in back-to-back games for the first time since 1995-96.
In Sunday's win over GW, sophomore G Allen Crabbe posted his second 20-point game of the season (eighth of his career) as he led the Bears with 21, including his third-career game with at least five three-pointers (5-8). Fellow sophomore G Justin Cobbs made his presence felt as he went off for a career-high 16 points. His eight first-half points had already surpassed his previous high of seven, set as a freshman with Minnesota. Freshman F David Kravish was a force, once again, as he grabbed nine rebounds to go with five points in just 24 minutes.
The Governors opened the season with an 80-71 loss at Middle Tennessee State. APSU plays its first six games away from home and has to open the season with eight of its first 10 games on the road. Three players scored in double digits for the Governors including senior G Tyshwan Edmondson who led all players with 20. Senior G Josh Terry had 17 points and seven rebounds and junior G Jerome Clyburn added 11 points and five assists. Senior C John Fraley did not accompany the team to California after he suffered a concussion in the Govs' season opener.
For the third game in a row, Cal students receive free admission with the presentation of a valid student ID. Special promotions and giveaways will continue to run during the game as a part of the Bears' Pack the Haas campaign.