Oregon vs. California: Full Game Preview

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Oregon vs. California: Full Game Preview
(10) Oregon
(18-3, 4-2 away)
California
(12-8, 9-4 home)
Venue: Haas Pavilion
4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oregon D Dotson 11.5 A Kazemi 9.5 D Artis 3.8
California A Crabbe 19.8 D Kravish 7.0 J Cobbs 4.3

No. 10 Oregon heads to Haas Pavilion on Saturday to take on California. It gets started at 4:30 EST and you can catch it on ROOT or FSN. The Ducks are 0-9 against the Golden Bears over the last four years. They lost 86-83 the last time they played (2/16/2012).

Oregon is in 1st place in the conference, California is in 5th place.

In spite of 12 points from Carlos Emory, the Ducks came up short 76-52 against Stanford on January 30th. He is averaging 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. For the Golden Bears, Allen Crabbe finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds in the 71-68 win over Oregon State on January 31st. His 19.8 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

In terms of team stats, Oregon has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Ducks have an edge over the Golden Bears, 75 points per game to 68 points per game.

California StatSmack

  • Dominic Artis is ranked 6th in the Pac 12 in assists and 7th in the Pac 12 in steals.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Oregon has had more players drafted by the NBA than California (5 vs 3).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Oregon is superior to California (Latest AP Poll: #10 vs Not Ranked).
  • How does our back look? Oregon is ranked higher than California in the Pac 12 (#1 vs #9).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Oregon has a better overall record than California this season (18-3 vs 11-8).
  • Be afraid. Oregon has blown out more teams than California this season (6 blowouts vs 2).
  • We make our fans proud. Oregon has a better record at home than California this season (14-0 vs 5-4).
  • Oregon has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than California ($36,309 vs $50,441).
  • Even computers respect Oregon more. We have a better RPI this season than California (RPI: #24 vs #80).
  • At least you keep showing up. Oregon has an average margin of victory of 8 over California in 26 wins since 1980.
ORE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Arsalan Kazemi 26 9 10 1 2 0 1
B E.J. Singler 29 11 5 3 1 0 3
B Damyean Dotson 28 11 4 1 1 0 1
B Dominic Artis 26 10 2 4 2 0 3
B- Carlos Emory 26 10 4 1 1 0 2
C+ Tony Woods 21 11 3 0 0 1 2
C Waverly Austin 12 4 3 0 0 1 1
C Ben Carter 12 3 3 1 1 0 1
C- Johnathan Loyd 17 3 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Willie Moore 8 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Austin Kuemper 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Fred Richardson 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
D N. Lucenti 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Coleton Baker 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Allen Crabbe 36 19 6 2 1 1 2
B Justin Cobbs 35 14 3 4 1 0 3
B- David Kravish 29 8 7 1 1 1 1
C+ Tyrone Wallace 27 7 5 3 1 0 2
C+ Richard Solomon 23 8 6 1 1 1 2
C Ricky Kreklow 17 4 3 3 1 0 1
C Robert Thurman 18 5 4 1 0 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 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jeff Powers 8 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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