California vs. Oregon State: Full Game Preview

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California vs. Oregon State: Full Game Preview
California
(17-9, 5-5 away)
Oregon State
(13-14, 11-8 home)
Venue: Gill Coliseum
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
California A Crabbe 19.0 D Kravish 6.9 J Cobbs 4.6
Oregon State R Nelson 17.3 E Moreland 10.6 J Burton 3.5

California travels to Gill Coliseum on Saturday to take on Oregon State. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Golden Bears beat the Beavers 71-68 on Jan. 31 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

California is currently in fourth place in the conference and Oregon State is in 10th.

The Golden Bears got past Oregon 48-46 on Feb. 21 with the help of 14 points and 8 rebounds from Justin Cobbs. He contributes a team-high 4.6 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game. For the Beavers, Joe Burton finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds in the 82-72 loss to Stanford on Feb. 21. With 3.5 assists per game and 1.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Oregon State StatSmack

  • David Kravish is ranked 9th in the Pac 12 in rebounds and 6th in the Pac 12 in blocks.
  • That must sting. California has blown out Oregon State by 20 points or more on four occasions since 1996.
  • California is ranked higher than Oregon State in the Pac 12 (No. 4 vs. No. 10).
  • California has an average margin of victory of 10 over Oregon State in 39 wins since 1980.
  • California has a better record at home than Oregon State this season (9-4 vs. 9-7).
  • Justin Cobbs is ranked 4th in the Pac 12 in assists and 10th in the Pac 12 in steals.
  • California has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oregon State (five vs. zero).
  • Boom! California defeated Oregon State by 3 points the last time they played (Jan 31, 2013).
  • California has a better record in close games than Oregon State this season (5-3 vs. 2-6).
  • AP voters think more highly of California and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Oregon State (25 vs. zero).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? California currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (950 to 948) than Oregon State, per the NCAA.
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Allen Crabbe 37 19 6 3 1 1 2
B+ Justin Cobbs 35 15 3 5 1 0 3
B David Kravish 31 8 7 1 1 2 1
B- Richard Solomon 25 9 7 1 1 1 2
B- Tyrone Wallace 28 7 4 3 1 1 2
C Ricky Kreklow 17 4 3 3 1 0 1
C Robert Thurman 17 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Brandon Smith 18 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Bak Bak 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Behrens 7 1 2 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
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Angus Brandt 29 12 9 1 0 1 2
B Roberto Nelson 31 18 3 3 1 0 2
B Eric Moreland 31 10 11 2 1 2 2
B Joe Burton 29 12 7 4 1 0 3
B- Devon Collier 26 13 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Ahmad Starks 30 10 2 2 1 0 1
D+ O. Schaftenaar 12 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Jarmal Reid 14 1 2 1 0 0 0
D Challe Barton 17 3 1 1 1 0 1
D L. Morris-Walker 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Jones 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jullian Powers 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Victor Robbins 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D C.J. Mitchell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Moyer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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