California vs. UNLV: Full Game Preview

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California vs. UNLV: Full Game Preview
California
(20-11, 6-5 away)
UNLV
(25-9, 18-2 home)
Venue: HP Pavilion
7:27PM ET / 4:27PM PT, March 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
California A Crabbe 18.7 D Kravish 6.9 J Cobbs 4.8
UNLV A Bennett 16.1 A Bennett 8.1 A Marshall 5.8

12th-seeded California matches up against No. 5-seeded UNLV in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at HP Pavilion on Thursday. It starts at 7:27 p.m. ET and you can catch it on truTV. The Golden Bears lost to the Rebels 76-75 on Dec. 9 and are 1-2 against them over the last four years.

The Golden Bears were defeated by Utah 79-69 on Mar. 14 despite 26 points and five assists from Justin Cobbs. With 4.8 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Rebels, Anthony Bennett put up 15 points and 11 rebounds in the 63-56 loss to New Mexico on Mar. 16. With 16.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

UNLV StatSmack

  • The Pac-12 has had 43 more NBA Draft picks than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
  • Allen Crabbe is ranked 44th nationally in points.
  • The Pac-12 has had a better winning percentage in the NCAA Tournament over the past 10 years (55.7 vs. 32.5).
  • The Pac-12 had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Mountain West.
  • The California three-point leader (Allen Crabbe, 59 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the UNLV three-point leader (Katin Reinhardt, 56 three-pointers).
  • The Pac-12 has had 15 more NCAA Tournament teams than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
  • Over the past 10 years, California has had more players drafted by the NBA than UNLV (three vs. one).
  • The Pac-12 has had three more Final Four teams than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
  • The California scoring leader (Allen Crabbe, 559 points) has more points than the UNLV scoring leader (Anthony Bennett, 515 points).
  • The Pac-12 has had 10 more Sweet Sixteen teams than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Allen Crabbe 0 18 6 3 1 1 2
B+ Justin Cobbs 0 15 3 5 1 0 3
B David Kravish 31 8 7 1 1 2 1
B- Richard Solomon 24 8 6 1 1 1 2
B- Tyrone Wallace 28 7 5 3 1 1 2
C Robert Thurman 17 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Ricky Kreklow 17 4 3 2 1 0 1
C- Brandon Smith 18 3 1 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 Kahlil Johnson 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
UNLV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Anthony Bennett 26 16 8 1 1 1 2
B+ A. Marshall 0 11 4 6 1 0 3
B Khem Birch 23 8 6 1 1 3 1
B B. Dejean-Jones 26 10 5 2 1 0 2
B Katin Reinhardt 29 10 2 3 1 0 2
C+ Mike Moser 21 8 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Justin Hawkins 23 5 3 2 1 0 1
C Q. Thomas 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
C- Savon Goodman 9 4 2 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Lopez-Sosa 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Daquan Cook 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Barry Cheaney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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