Dec. 3, 2012
With its 81-56 setback at Wisconsin, Cal dropped its first game of the season and moved to 6-1 overall on the year.
It is the latest in a season the Golden Bears have suffered their first loss since 2007 when Cal also fell for the first time in its seventh game of the year, an 82-75 loss at Kansas State on Dec. 9.
Cal recorded 11 steals at Wisconsin, the most in nearly seven years. The Bears last recorded 11 steals in a contest on Dec. 10, 2005 against Kansas.
Sunday's 30-rebound performance was the first time all season Cal did not record at least 40 rebounds in a game.
Junior guard Allen Crabbe moved up to 31st on the school's all-time scoring list. Crabbe, who entered the game with 1,062 points, scored a game-high 25 points against the Badgers and now has 1,087 points for his 72-game career. Crabbe moved past Kevin Singleton (1,068 from 1977-81), Ed Gray (1,082 from 1996-97) and Ryan Drew (1,086 points from 1988-91) with his performance at Wisconsin.
With two three-pointers, Crabbe moved ahead of Ayinde Ubaka (160 from 2004-07) and into fifth place on the school's all-time three-pointers list with 161 in his 72-game career.
Crabbe recorded his fifth 20-point game in seven games this season and the 18th of his career with his performance at Wisconsin.
Junior guard Justin Cobbs, who recorded 11 points at Wisconsin, was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free-throw line on Sunday. He has been perfect from the line in three contests so far this year, opening the season with a 6-of-6 performance at the line against CSU Bakersfield and registering an 8-of-8 record from the line in Cal's previous game against Pacific. Cobbs leads the Bears with an 89.1 percentage from the line this season.
Freshman guard Garrett Galvin made his collegiate debut on Sunday, entering the game in the final minutes against Wisconsin.