California vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview

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California vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview
California
(11-7, 3-3 away)
Colorado
(13-6, 9-1 home)
Venue: Coors Events Center
3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT, January 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Colorado StatSmack

  • 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%).
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Allen Crabbe 36 20 6 2 1 1 2
B Justin Cobbs 35 14 4 4 1 0 3
B- David Kravish 30 8 7 1 1 1 1
C+ Tyrone Wallace 27 7 5 3 1 1 2
C+ Richard Solomon 23 8 6 0 1 1 2
C Ricky Kreklow 17 4 3 3 1 0 1
C Robert Thurman 18 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Brandon Smith 20 3 2 2 1 0 1
D C. Behrens 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Bak Bak 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jeff Powers 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Garrett Galvin 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Kahlil Johnson 3 2 1 0 0 0 1
CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Andre Roberson 33 11 12 2 2 1 2
B+ Josh Scott 29 13 6 1 0 1 1
B+ Askia Booker 33 14 4 2 1 0 2
B+ S. Dinwiddie 32 14 4 3 1 1 2
C+ Xavier Johnson 21 7 4 0 0 0 2
C Sabatino Chen 24 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- Ben Mills 4 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Beau Gamble 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Jeremy Adams 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Eli Stalzer 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Xavier Talton 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D+ S. Harris-Tunks 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
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