Cal-UNLV Postgame Notes
With its 64-61 win, Cal improves to 21-11 on the year, 20-17 in NCAA Tournament play and 12-6 in NCAA Tournament opening games. Head coach Mike Montgomery improves to 2-3 in NCAA Tournament games at C
By Cal Athletics on Thu, March 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
- With its 64-61 win, Cal improves to 21-11 on the year, 20-17 in NCAA Tournament play and 12-6 in NCAA Tournament opening games. Head coach Mike Montgomery improves to 2-3 in NCAA Tournament games at Cal.
- Cal has won 109 games since Mike Montgomery took over the program - the most for the Bears over a five-year period since Pete Newell-led squads won 110 games from 1956-1960.
- Cal is now 3-1 in games played at HP Pavilion all-time.
- With a game-high 19 points, Allen Crabbe moved into Cal's top 10 in single-season scoring. He is now ninth with 599 points.
- Cal limited UNLV to 32.2% shooting from the floor, the fifth time in the last seven games the Bears have held an opponent to less than 40%. For the second half, UNLV shot just 28.6%.
- Robert Thurman scored 12 points (6-6 FG, all dunks) and reached double digits for the first time since tallying 14 points against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 18.
- With his first-half three-pointer, Allen Crabbe moved up to a tie for 7th on Cal's season list (62). He holds three of the top seven positions, also making 83 (2nd) last year and 62 (T7th) as a freshman in 2011.
- With 5 blocks, Cal extended its school season record to 152.
- David Kravish tied a Cal NCAA Tournament record (held by four others) with 3 blocks in the game. He also moved up Cal's individual season list to 3rd (55).
- Justin Cobbs matched a Cal NCAA Tournament record with three 3-pointers. This 3-for-3 effort set a percentage record.
- Cal jumped out to quick starts in both halves. The Bears built a 9-3 lead 2:36 into the first half, and then scored 9 of the first 12 points over the opening 2:14 of the second half.
- Forward Richard Solomon made a three-pointer from the top of the key with 3:51 left in the first half. It was his fourth three-pointer of the year and first since sinking one in the regular season vs. Utah on Feb. 28.
- With six blocks, UNLV tied a season high for a Cal opponent (also Creighton, Washington).