- Junior guard Allen Crabbe took a lot of the blame for Saturday's loss. Crabbe struggled with his shooting all night, finishing 6-for-26 from the field. He still finished with 14 points. "I thought I was going to get into a rhythm at some point in the game and i just didn't. I took some questionable shots that kind of hurt my team. I didn't realize I shot the ball that many times. That was pretty unacceptable. If I shoot that many shots with as badly as I shot tonight, I feel like it's not going to help my team at all."
- Ricky Kreklow played 15 minutes after a five-game absence because of a foot injury. He had four points and two rebounds and also fouled out, but made an impact when he was on the floor. "We had not anticipated him playing," Cal coach Mike Montgomery said. "He had gone to another doctor who did an ultrasound and he identified what was wrong. He felt like there wasn't much that could happen that was bad. It may not heal as fast, but the thing may not heal for four weeks in terms of pain. There wasn't a risk of him doing any damage. He does make a difference for us, creating activity and being physical and getting after it."
- Montgomery on the completion of Cal's tough three-game stretch against Wisconsin, No. 18 UNLV and No. 16 Creighton: "We're not good enough yet. These are good teams. I told the team I want to know what it is we can do better and what I can do better to help you.
- Other notes from tonight:
--Cal committed a season-low eight turnovers
--Freshman Tyrone Wallace had a career-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore David Kravish had a season-high 13 boards.
--Doug McDermott's 34 points were the most by a Cal opponent this season.
Next up: Tuesday vs. UC Santa Barbara, at Haas Pavilion, 8 p.m.