Dec 10, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears guard Justin Cobbs (1) passes the ball between Nevada Wolf Pack forward Cole Huff (13) and guard Michael Perez (23) during the second half at Haas Pavilion. The California Golden Bears defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack 92-84. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cal Golden Bears Shake Off Offensive Funk, Beat Nevada 92-84


Six Cal Golden Bears scored in double figures in a 92-84 win over Nevada at Haas Pavilion Tuesday night, moving coach Mike Montgomery into a tie on the all-time wins list with legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.

It was the highest offensive output for the Golden Bears since a triple-overtime 107-105 loss to Arizona on Feb. 5, 2011. The last time Cal scored at least 92 points in regulation was on Feb. 25, 2010, when the Golden Bears beat Arizona 95-71.

After trailing by eight points, early Cal (7-3) outscored the Wolf Pack (4-6) 37-20 over the final 13:59 of the first half to take a nine-point lead at the break.

Nevada never got closer than five points in the second half.

David Kravish and Jabari Bird—coming off the bench for the first time this season—scored 16 points each to pace the Golden Bears, with Kravish adding eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Justin Cobbs had 15 points and eight assists, Richard Solomon finished with 14 points and three steals, Tyrone Wallace added 14 points and five assists and Jordan Mathews tossed in 13 points.

Deonte Burton led the Wolf Pack with 26 points and also had five assists. Jerry Evans Jr. and Michael Perez scored 18 points apiece, with Perez adding eight rebounds.

Cal shot just 36 percent in their loss at UC Santa Barbara Friday night, but responded by hitting 33-of-59 shots (55.9 percent) overall, 8-for-22 (36.4 percent) from 3-point range and 18-for-22 (81.8 percent) at the foul line.

Nevada was 32-for-58 (55.2 percent), 8-for-17 (47.1 percent) and 12-for-17 (70.6 percent), but hurt their cause with 13 turnovers to just seven for the Golden Bears.

Cal will be back at Haas Pavilion Saturday afternoon, hosting Fresno State (6-4) for a 3 p.m. tipoff.

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