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

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California vs. Syracuse: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
California 60
(21-12, 6-5 away)
(16) Syracuse 66
(28-9, 17-2 home)
Venue: HP Pavilion
9:50PM ET / 6:50PM PT, March 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
California 24 36 60
Syracuse 32 34 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
California R Solomon 22 R Solomon 14 J Cobbs 4
Syracuse C Fair 18 J Southerland 9 M Carter-Williams 3

On Saturday, Mar. 23, No. 12-seeded California fell short to No. 4-seeded Syracuse 66-60 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Richard Solomon got a career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Golden Bears, earning a double-double. David Kravish had four points and added six rebounds. James Southerland finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Orange. California closes out the season with a 21-12 record. The Golden Bears got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Utah 79-69 in the Pac-12 Tournament. In the regular season, they finished third in the Pac-12 with a 12-6 record in conference play. California got the best of No. 5-seeded UNLV 64-61 in the second round.

California Game Notes

  • California beat the spread by 1.5 points. That makes the 15th time this season the Golden Bears have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, California played 29 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 8-21.
  • The Golden Bears have lost 86 percent of the time this season (1-6) after having a field goal percentage of 39.3 percent or worse.
  • California has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Richard Solomon recorded a team season high in rebounds with 14.
  • Richard Solomon accounted for 36.6 percent of the team's points.
  • Richard Solomon accounted for 41.1 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Richard Solomon has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 33 games this season.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Richard Solomon's career.
  • Richard Solomon recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and fourth of his career.
  • Richard Solomon had career highs with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and nine defensive rebounds.

Syracuse Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (C.J. Fair and James Southerland) accounted for 48.4 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (James Southerland and Baye Keita) accounted for 43.2 percent of the rebounds.
  • C.J. Fair has led the team in scoring 15 times in 37 games this season.
  • James Southerland has led the team in rebounding six times in 37 games this season.
  • C.J. Fair has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for James Southerland.
Cal PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Richard Solomon3422141001
B+David Kravish21463212
BRobert Thurman18920000
C+Tyrone Wallace281212002
CAllen Crabbe38842015
CJustin Cobbs30514204
-Brandon Smith9020100
D+Ricky Kreklow21032103
SU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJ. Southerland351492402
AC.J. Fair391860212
B+Baye Keita241170011
B-R. Christmas16350111
B-M. Carter-Williams381223105
B-Brandon Triche40842203
-Jerami Grant7020001

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