Postgame Notes: Cal-Washington State

Postgame Notes
By Cal Athletics on Thu, February 13, 2014

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  • 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. 


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