Cal-Southern Miss Postgame Notes
After falling behind 15-6 with 15:30 left in the first half, the Bears responded with a 12-1 run over the next 2:58 to grab their first lead at 18-17. Richard Solomon had 7 points and Nigel Carter 5 f
By Cal Athletics on Sun, December 12, 2010
Dec. 12, 2010
- After falling behind 15-6 with 15:30 left in the first half, the Bears responded with a 12-1 run over the next 2:58 to grab their first lead at 18-17. Richard Solomon had 7 points and Nigel Carter 5 for Cal.
- Nigel Carter finished with personal-best 16 points. He surpassed his previous best of 6 points set earlier this year vs. UC Davis with 6:00 left in the first half. Carter also played a career-high 21 minutes (more than the 11 he had at Iowa State last weekend). He had a total of 14 points all season entering the game.
- Carter was 4-for-4 from three-point range, matching both Gary Franklin (New Mexico) and Jorge Gutierrez (Boston College) for most threes in a game for the Bears this season.
- Harper Kamp scored Cal's first 12 points of the second half, going 6-for-6 from the field over the first 4:28 seconds out of the break. He finished with 20 points (7-for-7 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line).
- Cal, which had outrebounded its last three opponents by a combined +23 margin and averaged +5.1 for the year, lost the board battle vs. Southern Miss, 35-24. Cal's previous largest deficit was -3 vs. Boston College.
- Cal surrendered a season-high 80 points to Southern Miss. The previous high was 77 vs. San Diego State.
- The all-time series with Southern Miss is tied at 1-1.
- Cal shot 51.1 percent from the floor, the third time the Bears have made over half their shots this season.