The California Golden Bears looked like they were going to be in a dog fight with the Oregon Ducks when Cal had a narrow lead early in the second half. Cal was holding on thanks mainly to the efforts of Jorge Gutierrez, who was carrying the Bears for most of the first half and kept them ahead through most of the contest.
Then Allen Crabbe started raining threes, and it was all over.
Crabbe knocked down six three pointers, five in the second half (including four in a row in a few minutes), and Cal opened up a double digit lead and weren't seriously threatened by Oregon for the final ten minutes. Crabbe finished with a double-double on the night, going for 26 points and 12 rebounds on six of eight three point shooting. Gutierrez added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Justin Cobbs added 15 points and six assists.
Cal shot 49% from the field and Oregon to 38% shooting, outrebounding Oregon by seven, and losing the ball four less times. Richard Solomon also made his presence felt with his rebounding ability and ten boards overall.
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