Nov. 15, 2011
BERKELEY - Cal started the game on a 21-5 run, holding Austin Peay to just one field goal (1-for-13). The Governors' second FG didn't come until the 9:08 mark, going 9:32 between buckets. The Bears scored nine points off four AP turnovers during the spurt.
Cal has had at least a 20-point lead at the half in all three of its games this year after leading Austin Peay, 40-13, at the break. The Bears were up, 48-23, against UC Irvine last Friday and, 39-19, vs. George Washington Tuesday.
The Bears have been rather impressive in first halves so far this season. Including tonight, Cal is shooting 47-for-82 (57.3%) and averaging 42.3 ppg in the opening 20 minutes.
Freshman David Kravish shot 4-for-4 from the field for 8 points in the first half and went on to make his first 6 shots before missing. He finished the game with 12 points, his high in a game this year.
Austin Peay guard TyShwan Edmondson, a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference pick last year when he averaged 17.1 ppg, did not score his first points until hitting a field goal with 15;43 left in the game. Guard Jorge Gutierrez was the primary Cal defender assigned to Edmondson.
After scoring 24 and 21 points in his first two games, Allen Crabbe had a rare off-night, shooting just 2-for-12 from the floor and finishing with 5 points, his lowest total since he totaled 2 points at Washington on Feb. 10, 2011, when he suffered a concussion in the first half.
Cal improved to 23-2 in non-conference home games under Mike Montgomery.