In their last match-up on January 9th, Brock Motum put up 29 points for the Cougars in a loss to Stanford, 78-67. With 19.8 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Golden Bears, Allen Crabbe put up 9 points and 8 rebounds in the 62-47 loss to Washington on January 9th. He leads the team with 20.1 points per game.
- The Washington State scoring leader (Brock Motum) has more points than the California scoring leader (Allen Crabbe).
- Washington State has a better scoring defense (55.2 allowed per game vs 65.3 allowed per game) than California this season.
- The Washington State rebounding leader (Brock Motum) has more rebounds than the California rebounding leader (David Kravish).
- AP voters think more highly of Washington State and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than California (34 vs 25).
- The Washington State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than California (44% vs 30%).
- Washington State has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than California ($20,069 vs $27,562).
- You get an A for effort, but Washington State has emerged victorious against California the last 2 times they've played.
- At least you keep showing up. Washington State has an average margin of victory of 8 over California in 27 wins since 1980.
- We make our fans proud. Washington State has a better record at home than California this season (7-1 vs 4-3).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Washington State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 950) than California, per the NCAA.