Feb. 11, 2013
WALNUT CREEK - California junior guard Allen Crabbe was named the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Crabbe, a Pac-12 Player of the Year candidate, scored 31 points on 12-of-15 shooting from the field and added seven rebounds and five assists to lead Cal to a 77-69 victory at No. 7 Arizona on Sunday. His 31-point performance at Arizona was two shy of his career-high of 33 against Pepperdine earlier this season. It was the most by an opponent against Arizona this season by seven points. Crabbe scored 19 points in the second half against the Wildcats as the Bears pulled ahead in the second period during a crucial 17-2 run to give Cal the lead for good. He finished the Arizona game with a season-high tying four three-pointers.
Crabbe has averaged 22.5 points (90 total points), 6.8 rebounds (27 total) and 4.0 assists (16 total) in four career games against Arizona.
The junior averaged 23.5 points for the week, also pouring in 16 at Arizona State on Thursday. Crabbe matched his career-high with six assists in the ASU game.
He posted seven rebounds in each game and totaled 11 assists in the two contests. Crabbe finished the week with six three-pointers in two games.
With his totals for the week, Crabbe moved into 13th place on Cal's all-time scoring list with 1,385 points in 88 career games. Crabbe now has 12 games of 20 or more points this season and 25 for his 88-game career.
The Pac-12 Player of the Week honor is the first of Crabbe's career and second of the season for the Golden Bears. Fellow junior guard Justin Cobbs was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Nov. 26, 2012.
Cal hosts UCLA on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. (PT) on ESPN2 and USC on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. (PT) on FSN.