Oregon State vs. California: Full Game Preview

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Oregon State vs. California: Full Game Preview
Oregon State
(11-9, 1-3 away)
California
(11-8, 8-4 home)
Venue: Haas Pavilion
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oregon State R Nelson 16.0 E Moreland 10.6 J Burton 3.0
California A Crabbe 20.0 D Kravish 7.1 J Cobbs 4.2

On Thursday, Oregon State travels to Haas Pavilion to take on California. Tip-off occurs at 10:00 EST and you can see it on ESPNU. The Beavers are 4-4 against the Golden Bears over the last four years. They lost 77-63 the last time they played (2/18/2012).

Oregon State is in 11th place in the conference, California is in 7th place.

In their last match-up on January 26th, Ahmad Starks put up 17 points and 8 assists for the Beavers in a loss to Washington State, 71-68. While contributing 2.4 rebounds per game, he also scores 12.1 points per game. The Golden Bears were defeated by Colorado 81-71 on January 27th despite 22 points and 6 assists from Justin Cobbs. He leads the team in assists with 4.2 per game and steals with 1.4 per game.

California StatSmack

  • Ahmad Starks is ranked 2nd in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
  • The Oregon State blocks leader (Eric Moreland) has more blocks than the California blocks leader (David Kravish).
  • The Oregon State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than California (64% vs 30%).
  • The Oregon State rebounding leader (Eric Moreland) has more rebounds than the California rebounding leader (David Kravish).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Oregon State has come back to win after being down at half against California 3 times since 1997.
  • At least you keep showing up. Oregon State has an average margin of victory of 11 over California in 30 wins since 1980.
  • Eric Moreland is ranked 6th in the Pac 12 in rebounds and 45th nationally in blocks.
  • Oregon State players are more experienced than California players (13,450 minutes played vs 12,157 minutes played).
  • Oregon State is a better three-point shooting team (36.3% vs 31.2%) than California this season.
  • Joe Burton is ranked 9th in the Pac 12 in assists.
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Angus Brandt 29 12 9 1 0 1 2
B Devon Collier 27 15 7 2 1 1 2
B Eric Moreland 30 11 11 2 1 3 2
B- Roberto Nelson 30 16 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Joe Burton 27 11 6 3 1 0 3
C+ Ahmad Starks 30 11 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Jarmal Reid 18 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ O. Schaftenaar 11 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Challe Barton 15 2 1 2 1 0 1
D L. Morris-Walker 11 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Victor Robbins 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Daniel Jones 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jullian Powers 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D C.J. Mitchell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Moyer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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 29 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 1 0 1
C Brandon Smith 20 3 2 2 1 0 2
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
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