NCAA Game Summary - California at Oregon State
(Saturday, February 23)
Final Score: California 60, Oregon State 59
Corvallis, OR (Sports Network) - Justin Cobbs scored 18 points to lead the California Golden Bears over the Oregon State Beavers, 60-59, in a Pac-12 Conference matchup at the Gill Coliseum.
Cobbs knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and dished out five assists for Cal (18-9, 10-5 Pac-12), which has won five in a row. Tyrone Wallace was the only other Golden Bear to score in double-figures with 11 points while Allen Crabbe was the team's leading rebounder with nine boards.
Joe Burton recorded 15 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals to stuff the stat sheet for the Beavers (13-15, 3-12). Devon Collier had 13 points and Roberto Nelson added 10 while Eric Moreland led the team with 14 rebounds, three blocks, and three steals. It was the third consecutive loss for the Beavers.
The Golden Bears held the Beavers to 21.6 percent shooting from the field and 1-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc in the first half to take a 29-20 lead into halftime. Cal went on a 15-0 run midway through the half.
In the second half Oregon State shot 57,1 percent from the floor and outscored Cal 39-31 but despite late efforts the Beavers were unable to gain any lead in the second half. Collier's free-throws with 43 seconds left cut their deficit to one point with the score 60-59 but Ahmad Starks 3-point attempt in the final seconds was no good.
The stretch by the Golden Bears in the first half helped lock up the game early as they were able to hold on late.
02/23 20:33:26 ET