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

Colorado welcomes California to Coors Events Center on Sunday. The game tips off at 3:30 EST and it can be seen on FSN or ROOT. The Buffaloes are 3-1 against the Golden Bears over the last four years. The last time they met (3/9/2012) they won 70-59.

Colorado is in 7th place in the Pac 12 and trying to catch California who holds down 6th place.

In their last match-up, Askia Booker finished with 13 points in the Buffaloes 75-54 blowout of Stanford on January 24th. In addition to his 14.1 points per game, he is also chipping in 3.9 rebounds per game. In a 62-57 victory over Utah on January 24th, Allen Crabbe put up 23 points and 5 rebounds for the Golden Bears. He leads the team with 19.9 points per game.

California StatSmack

  • Colorado has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than California ($42,033 vs $50,441).
  • At least you keep showing up. Colorado has an average margin of victory of 13 over California in 7 wins since 1986.
  • Colorado waxed California by 11 points the last time they played (Mar 09, 2012).
  • The Colorado basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than California (43% vs 30%).
  • You get an A for effort, but Colorado has emerged victorious against California the last 2 times they've played.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Colorado has a better overall record than California this season (10-2 vs 8-4).
  • Even computers respect Colorado more. We have a better RPI this season than California (RPI: #4 vs #79).
  • We beat real teams. Colorado has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than California this season (3 vs 1).
  • Colorado is a better three-point shooting team (39.5% vs 32.4%) than California this season.
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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