Colorado vs. California: Full Game Preview

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Colorado vs. California: Full Game Preview
Colorado
(19-8, 7-6 away)
California
(19-9, 13-4 home)
Venue: Haas Pavilion
5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Colorado S Dinwiddie 15.4 A Roberson 11.7 S Dinwiddie 2.9
California A Crabbe 18.8 D Kravish 6.8 J Cobbs 4.7

California hosts Colorado at Haas Pavilion on Saturday. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Golden Bears fell to the Buffaloes 81-71 on Jan. 27 and are 1-4 against them over the last four years.

Colorado is in fifth place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with third place California. California is rolling, currently on a six-game winning streak.

In their last matchup on Feb. 28, Allen Crabbe put up 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Golden Bears ran it up on Utah 64-46. With 18.8 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Buffaloes, Andre Roberson put up 24 points and 8 rebounds in the 65-63 win over Stanford on Feb. 27. He contributes a team-leading 11.7 rebounds per game, 2.2 steals per game, and 1.4 blocks per game. When considering the Four Factors, Colorado performs well in free throw rate at 41.9 percent. This ranks first in the conference and 38th in the country.

Colorado StatSmack

  • California is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on California is 213 lbs compared to 208 lbs for Colorado.
  • The California three-point leader (Allen Crabbe, 57 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Colorado three-point leader (Askia Booker, 39 three-pointers).
  • California has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (65.6 percent to 55.8 percent).
  • Richard Solomon is ranked 9th in the Pac-12 in blocks.
  • The California blocks leader (David Kravish, 45 blocks) has more blocks than the Colorado blocks leader (Andre Roberson, 38 blocks).
  • California has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Colorado (No. 15 vs. No. 97).
  • AP voters think more highly of California and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Colorado (25 vs. two).
  • California players are more experienced than Colorado players (13,957 minutes played vs. 11,679 minutes played).
  • California has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Colorado ($14,493 vs. $19,211).
  • Diaper Dandies love California. California has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Colorado (4 vs. 3).
  • Since 1998, California has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Colorado (five vs. three).
CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Andre Roberson 34 11 12 1 2 1 2
B+ S. Dinwiddie 32 15 3 3 1 1 2
B Josh Scott 29 11 5 1 1 1 1
B Askia Booker 32 13 4 2 1 0 2
B- Xavier Johnson 23 8 5 0 0 0 2
C Sabatino Chen 24 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- Jeremy Adams 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
C- Ben Mills 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Beau Gamble 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Xavier Talton 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Eli Stalzer 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ S. Harris-Tunks 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Allen Crabbe 36 19 6 3 1 1 2
B+ Justin Cobbs 35 14 3 5 1 0 3
B David Kravish 30 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 1 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 0
D Kahlil Johnson 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
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