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Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs had 24 points apiece for Cal.
Cal vs. Stanford
2012-2013 Photo Gallery
Cal 79, Pepperdine 62 - AP Photos
The Golden Bears defeated Oregon, 86-83, on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Haas Pavilion.
Cal vs. USC - AP Photo Gallery
Cal vs. UNLV (AP - 12/23/11)
Junior (2011-12): Saw action in 31 games with 11 starts ... averaged 2.8 points and 2.2 assists per contest ... appeared in 15 Pac-12 games ... scored in double figures twice with 11 points each against Denver and Austin Peay ... connected on a pair of three-pointers en route to eight points against UCSB ... played a season-long 32 minutes against Denver ... ranked third on the team with 19 steals ... collected nine steals in a four-game stretch early in the season ... posted four or more assists in a game six times, against UCSB (seven), UC Irvine (six), Weber State (five), Georgia (four), Denver (four), San Jose State (four) ... had multiple assists in 19 contests.
Sophomore (2010-11): One of the team's starting guards... finished the season ranked in the top six in assists along with Jorge Gutierrez ... sported a career-high 18 points at Oregon, including shooting 4-for-5 from behind the arc ... also tied his personal high in steals at Oregon with three ... tallied his sixth double-digit scoring performance of the season with 10 points against USC in the Pac-10 Tournament, shooting 4-for-5 from the field ... produced his second double-digit performance at USC, totaling 12 points, including two treys after entering the game with one on the season ... following that game at SC, went on to shoot 19-for-37 from three-point distance the rest of the season ... nailed a clutch three-pointer vs. Arizona State (2/3) to extinguish a Sun Devil rally and put Cal back in the lead ... also made a huge trey in overtime against UCLA (2/20) ... tied his career high in steals with three against Arizona (2/5) ... also against the Wildcats in the triple overtime game on Feb. 5, notched career highs in assists (11) and rebounds (8), just missing his first career double-double (9 points) in 53 minutes of work ... made his first collegiate start against Hartford, posting a then-career high of 15 points, shooting 8-for-10 from the free throw line ... had a career night against Washington State (1/16), tallying new personal bests in assists (9) and rebounds (5) to go with his nine points in 44 minutes of play ... also in the overtime clash against the Cougars, shut down Klay Thompson in the overtime period ... logged seven assists against Oregon State and at Washington State ... earned a then-career high seven assists against New Mexico... also had two steals with nine points at UCLA ... tied his then-career high in rebounds with three against Temple in the Old Spice Classic, at Iowa State and against San Diego State ... scored four points and tallied three assists against Boston College in the Old Spice Classic ... collected six assists vs. Southern Miss.
Freshman (2009-10): Played as a true freshman, making appearances in 26 of the team's 35 games ... scored a season-high six points in just five minutes of action vs. Stanford ... had four assists vs. UCLA and three more at New Mexico ... played a season-high 17 minutes four times, including in back-to-back games at Washington and vs. Oregon at home
High School: First-team all-state as a senior ... MVP of the East Bay Athletic League as a member of the Bay Area Hoosiers ... all-state as a junior and a senior ... named a finalist for the Gatorade Player of the Year ... holds the school records at De La Salle in assists in a season and in a career, assists per game, most steals in a game (9) and winning percentage (114-10) ... three-time team captain (the only sophomore team captain in school history) ... academically, was a three-time recipient of the NCS Scholar- Athlete Award, made the Honor Roll four consecutive years and won the Good Citizen of the Year Award.
Personal: Brandon Josiah Smith ... born Jan. 25, 1991, in Chico, Calif. ... parents are Sean and Barbara Smith ... has been to four different continents, including working for an outreach program for schools and orphanages in India ... media studies major.