Postgame Notes: Cal-Utah
March 14, 2013
With the 79-69 defeat to Utah, Cal was eliminated from the Pac-12 Tournament
The Golden Bears move to 20-11 overall on the season.
The defeat to the Utes snapped a five-game winning streak for the Bears in the series.
Cal is now 12-16 all-time in the Pac-12 Tournament. It is the first time the Bears faced the Utes in the conference tournament.
Cal played its first overtime game of the season and first overtime contest since Feb. 20, 2011 when the Bears defeated UCLA, 76-72. Cal is now 46-50 all-time in overtime games.
With 21 points against Utah, junior guard Allen Crabbe became the 10th Golden Bear in school history to eclipse the 1,500-point mark for his career. He now has 1,510 in his 96-game career.
Crabbe increased his season total to 580 points, moving past Lamond Murray (572 points in 1993) and into 12th place on the school's single-season scoring list.
A pair of three-pointers against Utah, increased Crabbe's total on the season to 61, moving him into a tie with Ayinde Ubaka (2006) and Amit Tamir (2003) for eighth place on the school's single-season three-point field goals list. The junior is one three-point field goal shy of his total as a freshman in 2010-11.
Crabbe recorded his 15th 20-point game of the season and 28th of his career.
Junior guard Justin Cobbs scored a season-high 26 points against Utah, two shy of his career-high total of 28 against Oregon on Feb. 16, 2012.
With five assists, Cobbs has now recorded at least five assists in each of his last eight games. Sophomore forward David Kravish had a pair of blocks against Utah. It is the seventh-straight game Kravish has posted multiple blocks.
Junior forward Richard Solomon posted double-digit rebounds for the fourth time this season with 11 against Utah. The total was one shy of his career-high of 12 against Oregon on Feb. 2, 2013.
Sophomore guard Ricky Kreklow, who has been limited to seven games this season with a right-foot injury, scored his first points since Dec. 18 against UC Santa Barbara. Kreklow missed 16-straight games before returning to action last Wednesday (March 6) against Stanford.