In a game that wasn’t as close as the final score, the Cal Golden Bears blew out the visiting UCLA Bruins 76 – 63 at Haas Pavilion in a marquee PAC-12 match up. The outcome was decided in the first half, as the Bears (15-9, 7-5 Pac-12) sprinted to a 47 – 22 lead, helped by Allen Crabbe’s 15 first-half points. The Bruins (18-7, 8-4 Pac-12) made up some ground in the second half, but the game was decided much earlier due to their horrid first half performance.
Crabbe ended up with 16 points for the game, but forwards David Kravish and Richard Solomon stepped up their game with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Justin Cobbs 12 points, but more importantly, distributed nine assists. Tyrone Wallace dished out six assists, while Crabbed had five assists. Cal dominated the glass with Kravish grabbing 13 rebounds and Solomon grabbing 8 caroms.
The Bruins were led by Jordan Adams (15 points), Shabazz Muhammad (13 points), and Larry Drew II (12 points). Muhammad cleared 11 rebounds and Kyle Anderson raked in seven boards. Muhammad, Drew, and Anderson each had three assists.
Cal shot 50.0 percent (32-of-64) from the field, 18.2 percent (2-of-11) behind the 3-point line, and 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from the free throw line.
UCLA shot 37.7 percent (23-of-61) from the field, 47.4 percent (9-of-19) behind the 3-point arc, and 66.7 percent (8-of-12) from the free throw line.
However, Cal out-rebounded UCLA 41 – 33, and did most of their damage inside, outscoring the Bruins in the paint.
Cal hosts USC Sunday, February 17 at Haas Pavilion. Tip off is 7 pm Pacific time.
Topics: Allen Crabbe, Cal Golden Bears, California Golden Bears Basketball, College Basketball, David Kravish, Haas Pavilion, Jordan Adams, Justin Cobbs, Kyle Anderson, Larry Drew II, NCAA, Pac-12, Richard Solomon, Shabazz Muhammad, Tyrone Wallace, UCLA Bruins, UCLA Bruins Basketball