California vs. Oregon State: Full Game Preview
|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|
Oregon State hosts California at Gill Coliseum on Saturday. It takes place at 6 p.m. EST and you can see it on Pac-12 Network. The Beavers lost to the Golden Bears 71-68 on Jan. 31 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.
Oregon State is 10th in the conference and California is fourth. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
In their last matchup on Feb. 21, Roberto Nelson put up 28 points for the Beavers in a loss to Stanford, 82-72. He leads the team with 17.3 points per game. For the Golden Bears, Justin Cobbs finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds in the 48-46 win over Oregon on Feb. 21. With 4.6 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
- Oregon State is a better three-point shooting team (36.3 percent vs. 31.0 percent) than California this season.
- The Oregon State blocks leader (Eric Moreland, 58 blocks) has more blocks than the California blocks leader (David Kravish, 39 blocks).
- Ahmad Starks is ranked 3rd in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
- Oregon State has an average margin of victory of 11 over California in 30 wins since 1980.
- Roberto Nelson is ranked 43rd nationally in points and 8th in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
- Oregon State has come back to win after being down at half against California three times since 1997.
- The Oregon State rebounding leader (Eric Moreland, 252 rebounds) has more rebounds than the California rebounding leader (David Kravish, 183 rebounds).
- Oregon State players are more experienced than California players (14,850 minutes played vs. 13,557 minutes played).
- The Oregon State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than California (64 percent vs. 30 percent).
- Joe Burton is ranked 7th in the Pac 12 in assists.