California vs. UNLV: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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California vs. UNLV: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
California 64
(21-11, 6-5 away)
UNLV 61
(25-10, 17-2 home)
Venue: HP Pavilion
7:45PM ET / 4:45PM PT, March 21, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
California 28 36 64
UNLV 28 33 61
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
California A Crabbe 19 A Crabbe 9 J Cobbs 6
UNLV B Dejean-Jones 15 A Bennett 11 A Marshall 6

No. 12-seeded California squared off with No. 5-seeded UNLV on Thursday, Mar. 21 and slipped by the Rebels 64-61 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. With the win, the Golden Bears even up the season series against UNLV at 1-1. Allen Crabbe played well for the Golden Bears and got a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds. Justin Cobbs had 13 points and added six assists. Anthony Bennett registered a double-double for the Rebels with a team-high 15 points and 11 rebounds. UNLV wraps up the season with a 25-10 record. The Rebels got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to New Mexico 63-56 in the Mountain West Tournament In the regular season, they finished third in the Mountain West with a 10-6 conference record. California (21-11, 12-6 Pac-12) goes up against No. 4-seeded Syracuse (26-9, 11-7 Big East) in the third round on Saturday, Mar. 23.

California Game Notes

  • California beat the spread by six points. That makes the 14th time this season the Golden Bears have beaten the spread.
  • The Golden Bears have won seven close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, California is 30-29 in close games.
  • The Golden Bears have won every game this season (6-0) after recording 18 or more assists.
  • California has won every game this season (4-0) when its three-point percentage has been 45.5 percent or better.
  • California has won every game this season (13-0) when opponents record 61 or fewer total points.
  • California has won every game this season (4-0) after holding an opponent to under 32.2 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season California has won 80 percent of the time (8-2) when Richard Solomon has 11 points or more, 79 percent of the time (11-3) when Justin Cobbs has five rebounds or more, and 89 percent of the time (8-1) when Tyrone Wallace has four assists or more.
  • California has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past four games.
  • The top two scorers (Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (David Kravish and Allen Crabbe) accounted for 43.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Allen Crabbe has led the team in scoring in 20 out of 32 games this season.
  • David Kravish has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 32 games this season.
  • Justin Cobbs has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • Justin Cobbs had a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • Allen Crabbe has three straight double-digit point games.

UNLV Game Notes

  • The Rebels have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, UNLV is 31-21 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Bryce Dejean-Jones and Anthony Bennett) accounted for 49.1 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Anthony Bennett and Mike Moser) accounted for 47.6 percent of the rebounds.
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones has led the team in scoring five times in 35 games this season.
  • Anthony Bennett has led the team in rebounding 18 times in 35 games this season.
  • Anthony Bennett recorded the 12th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Anthony Bennett has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Anthony Bennett recorded a double-double. It was the 12th of his career.
  • Katin Reinhardt has three straight double-digit point games.
Cal PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAllen Crabbe341994204
ARobert Thurman191230110
AJustin Cobbs381356002
ARichard Solomon241171210
ADavid Kravish35692231
C+Tyrone Wallace31344000
D-Ricky Kreklow14011003
-Brandon Smith3010000
UNLV PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAnthony Bennett3715112202
B+A. Marshall39776013
BKhem Birch19560041
BB. Dejean-Jones341522112
BMike Moser18590002
CKatin Reinhardt311121002
CJustin Hawkins13310000
-Q. Thomas5010000
-Savon Goodman4020000

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