Postgame Notes: Cal-Oregon
Feb. 22, 2013
Cal's 48-46 victory over No. 21 Oregon was its fourth-straight win.
The victory was Cal's 11th straight over Oregon.
It was Cal's third-straight over a nationally-ranked opponent after defeating then-No. 10 Oregon in Berkeley (58-54) and then-No. 7 Arizona (77-69) in the last six games.
Cal now owns a 3-2 record in its five games against nationally-ranked teams this season.
Head coach Mike Montgomery has won his last 14 games against Oregon, dating back to his tenure at Stanford.
The win improved Cal to 17-9 overall and 9-5 in the Pac-12 Conference. Cal is tied for fourth in the league with Arizona State, one game out of first place.
The four-straight wins is Cal's second-longest winning streak of the season. Cal opened the season with six-straight wins.
With the victory over Oregon, Cal has won its last three games when trailing at the half. Cal trailed the Ducks by five points (26-21) at the half. The Bears trailed USC by four points (32-28) in their previous game and Arizona by five points (38-33) four games ago before pulling out the victory in both contests.
The 48 points marked the second-lowest point total of the season for Cal, who had 47 in the defeat to Washington on Jan. 9.
It marked the Bears' lowest winning point total in nearly seven years. Cal posted a 43-41 win at Washington State on Feb. 23, 2006.
Junior guard Justin Cobbs' game-winning shot with 0.7 seconds was the first of his collegiate career.
Cobbs tied his career-high with eight rebounds against the Ducks. He also had eight rebounds at Stanford on March 4, 2012.
With seven assists against Oregon, Cobbs has combined for 22 assists in his last three games.
With two blocks against Oregon, junior Richard Solomon moved into a tie with Lamond Murray (1992-94) for seventh place on Cal's all-time blocks list with 75 in his career.
Junior forward Richard Solomon finished with 11 rebounds against Oregon, one shy of his career-high of 12 in the Bears' last meeting against the Ducks in Berkeley on Feb. 1, 2013.