(For more extensive coverage of the game and a lot of Bak Bak love, check out the recap of Cal-UC Davis over at the California Golden Blogs. They take a look at Cal's offensive struggles and inability to feed the post, Jorge Gutierrez continuing to struggle to run the offense, Allen Crabbe continuing his development, and Harper Kamp having an off-night.)
Joe Harden poured in a career-high 27 points in defeat for UC Davis (3-5).
California owned a 39-30 advantage at intermission and led throughout the second half.
Franklin, a promising freshman, shot 5-of-26 from the floor in his previous two games combined, so Wednesday’s 4-of-8 shooting effort was a welcomed site for fans of the team.
The Golden Bears have now won all 31 meetings between these two teams, who clashed tonight for the first time in 24 years.