Nov. 13, 2012
BERKELEY -Allen Crabbe scored a personal-best 33 points, shooting 10-for-18. He produced 24 of his points in the second half. Crabbe's previous career high was 30, which he earned against Washington State on Jan. 13, 2011. It was the 15th time in his career that Crabbe has scored 20 points, and the second time he reached the 30-point plateau. He also had six rebounds and three assists in the contest.
After shooting a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line, Crabbe's career free throw percentage now stands at .828 percent (159-192). He is sixth all-time in that category. Connie White (1975-76) is fifth at .829 percent (155-187). After connecting on four of his seven three-point attempts, Crabbe tied Randy Duck (1994-97) for eighth all time in career three-pointers made with 153. He also passed Amit Tamir (2002-04) for ninth in three-point attempts, now with 375. In career three-point percentage, Crabbe passed Ryan Forehan-Kelly for fifth all time at .408 percent (153-375).
Justin Cobbs made his first five shots of the game to give him 11 points at the 14-minute mark in the first half. He ended the night with 23 points, five shy of his personal best, shooting 10-for-15 from the field, including 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Cobbs posted 22 points in the season opener. Both scoring totals are the most since he scored his current personal best of 28 points against Oregon on Feb. 16, 2012.
Through the first two games of the season, Cobbs and Crabbe have combined for 105 of the team's 157 total points. In addition, Cobbs is shooting 18-for-26 from the field and Crabbe is 21-for-35, including 8-for-12 from three-point range.
With his team-high seven rebounds tonight, David Kravish leads the team on the boards through two games with 16. Richard Solomon is right behind Kravish with 15 on the young season. Solomon had six against Pepperdine.
Redshirt sophomore Ricky Kreklow, a transfer from Missouri, made his Cal debut and nailed a three-pointer from the corner on his first career shot. Kreklow played 17 minutes, contributing four rebounds, three steals and two assists along with the trey.
The Bears were good on half of their three-point attempts (8-16) and made 11 of their 15 attempts from the charity stripe.
Cal snagged five more rebounds than Pepperdine and committed five fewer turnovers.
With just over two minutes remaining in the first half, Pepperdine cut the Cal lead to three at 29-26. The Bears went on a 7-0 run to end the half, capped by Cobbs' layup at the buzzer to send the Bears into the locker room up, 36-26, their largest lead of the first half.
From 12 and a half minutes on in the second half, the Cal lead never dropped below double digits and reached as high as 20.
Cal improved to 32-3 in nonconference home games under head coach Mike Montgomery.