California vs. Oregon: Full Game Preview

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California vs. Oregon: Full Game Preview
California
(16-9, 4-5 away)
(23) Oregon
(21-5, 15-2 home)
Venue: Matthew Knight Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
California A Crabbe 19.8 D Kravish 7.0 J Cobbs 4.5
Oregon E Singler 11.8 A Kazemi 9.6 D Artis 3.8

No. 23 Oregon takes on California on Thursday. It gets started at 9 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Ducks lost to the Golden Bears 58-54 on Feb. 2 and are 0-10 against them over the last four years.

Oregon is currently in first place in the conference and California is in fourth.

The Ducks got past Washington State 79-77 on Feb. 16 with the help of 25 points and 6 rebounds from E.J. Singler. He leads the team with 11.8 points per game. For the Golden Bears, Allen Crabbe finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the 76-68 win over USC on Feb. 17. His 19.8 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

California StatSmack

  • Oregon allows fewer rebounds (30.7 allowed per game vs. 33.9 allowed per game) than California this season.
  • The Oregon rebounding leader (Arsalan Kazemi, 231 rebounds) has more rebounds than the California rebounding leader (David Kravish, 176 rebounds).
  • Be afraid. Oregon has blown out more teams than California this season (six blowouts vs. two).
  • Oregon has a better conference record than California this season (10-3 vs. 8-5).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Oregon is superior to California (Latest AP Poll: No. 23 vs. Not Ranked).
  • Oregon has a better record on the road than California this season (6-3 vs. 4-5).
  • 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. Oregon has a better RPI this season than California (RPI: No. 38 vs. No. 51).
  • Oregon players are more experienced than California players (14,375 minutes played vs. 13,357 minutes played).
  • The Oregon steals leader (Arsalan Kazemi, 50 steals) has more steals than the California steals leader (Justin Cobbs, 33 steals).
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Allen Crabbe 36 19 6 3 1 1 3
B+ Justin Cobbs 35 14 3 5 1 0 3
B David Kravish 30 9 7 1 1 1 1
B- Tyrone Wallace 28 7 5 3 1 1 2
B- Richard Solomon 24 9 6 1 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 18 3 2 2 1 0 1
D C. Behrens 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Bak Bak 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jeff Powers 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Garrett Galvin 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Kahlil Johnson 3 2 1 0 0 0 1
ORE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Arsalan Kazemi 28 9 10 1 2 1 1
B E.J. Singler 30 12 5 3 1 0 3
B Damyean Dotson 28 12 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 10 4 0 0 1 2
C Waverly Austin 12 4 3 0 0 1 1
C Johnathan Loyd 20 4 1 3 1 0 2
C- Ben Carter 11 3 2 1 1 0 1
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

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