Postgame Notes: Cal-Washington State
By Cal Athletics on Thu, February 13, 2014
- Cal’s 80-76 overtime victory over Washington State improved the Golden Bears to 16-8 overall and 7-4 in the Pac-12
- It was Cal’s first win against the Cougars in Pullman, Wash. since Jan. 14, 2010
- The Bears have swept the season series (the two teams played just once last season) for the first time since 2010
- Cal posted its third-straight win over Washington State and improved to 76-47 all-time against WSU
- The win improved Cal to 47-51 all-time in overtime games. It was the first overtime victory since defeating UCLA (76-72) on Feb. 20, 2011.
- Cal’s last overtime victory on the road also came in the state of Washington. The Bears defeated Washington, 88-85, in Seattle on Jan. 10, 2009.
- The Bears scored 14 of the final 16 points over the final 3:33 of the first half.
- Cal used a different starting lineup for the first time in 12 games as junior Ricky Kreklow returned to the lineup. He replaced freshman Jordan Mathews, who had started the previous 11 contests.
- Cal is now 3-0 this season with the starting lineup of Justin Cobbs, Richard Solomon, David Kravish, Tyrone Wallace and Ricky Kreklow.
Senior Guard Justin Cobbs
- Scored all 22 of his points in the second half and overtime.
- Moved into a tie with current Director of Operations, Theo Robertson (1,315 points from 2006-10) for 17th place on Cal’s all-time scoring list with 1,315 points in 91 career games.
- With seven assists, has now posted at least seven assists in 11 games this season
Senior Forward Richard Solomon
- Posted his seventh double-double of the season and 11th of his career with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
- With 11 rebounds, moved within 14 of tying Roy Fisher (697 from 1988-91) for 10th on Cal’s career rebounding list. He has 683 for his 101-game career.
Junior Forward David Kravish
- With 14 points, scored in double figures for the fourth-straight game and 16th time this season.
Freshman Guard Jordan Mathews
- Scored 12 points at Washington State to give him an average of 14.0 ppg. in Cal’s six Pac-12 road games this season, second-best on the roster.
Junior Guard Ricky Kreklow
- Returned to the starting lineup, recording his sixth start of the season. He finished with eight points on a pair of three-pointers to go along with three rebounds in 23 minutes of action.