California vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview
|California||A Crabbe 19.9||D Kravish 7.4||J Cobbs 4.1|
|Colorado||S Dinwiddie 14.4||A Roberson 11.9||S Dinwiddie 2.6|
On Sunday, California travels to Coors Events Center to take on Colorado. Tip-off is at 3:30 EST and you can catch it on FSN or ROOT. The Golden Bears are 1-3 against the Buffaloes over the last four years. They lost 70-59 the last time they played (3/9/2012).
Colorado is holding down the 7th spot in the Pac 12, right behind California in 6th place.
The Golden Bears got past Utah 62-57 on January 24th with the help of 23 points and 5 rebounds from Allen Crabbe. He leads the team with 19.9 points per game. For the Buffaloes, Andre Roberson finished with 12 points and 20 rebounds in the 75-54 blowout of Stanford on January 24th. He contributes a team-leading 11.9 rebounds per game, 2.1 steals per game, and 1.5 blocks per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Colorado is strong in free throw rate at 44.7. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 14th in the nation.
- AP voters think more highly of California and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Colorado (25 vs 2).
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 California has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Colorado (5 vs 3).
- California has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Colorado according to Kiplinger (66% vs 41%).
- California players are more experienced than Colorado players (10,757 minutes played vs 8,629 minutes played).
- Diaper Dandies love us. California has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Colorado (4 vs 3).
- The California three-point leader (Allen Crabbe) has more three-pointers than the Colorado three-point leader (Askia Booker).
- The California assist leader (Justin Cobbs) has more assists than the Colorado assist leader (Spencer Dinwiddie).
- California has more Top 10 Director's Cup finishes than Colorado (7 vs 0)
- California takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Colorado (5 vs 2).
- We just win. California has more wins over the last 5 years than Colorado (113 vs 94).
- California has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (22% vs 84%).