Cal 73, McNeese State 57: Sleepy Bears Wake Up For Routine Win

There's not much to say about this game - the Bears managed to win by 16 despite sleepwalking through the first 27 minutes or so, and McNeese State made things mildly uncomfortable by hitting multiple tough, contested jumpers. But the actual final result was never in doubt.

Two 3 pointers in the last minute of the first half, including a buzzer beater from Allen Crabbe off of a nice feed from Jorge Gutierrez turned out to be the swing play. Up to that point Cal had actually trailed for the majority of the first half as the offense bogged down amidst turnovers and poor shooting (particularly from the free throw line. 2-8? Yikes!). But Crabbe's right wing 3 gave Cal a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

It was a game for the Big Three of Jorge, Crabbe and Harper Kamp combined for 56 of Cal's 73 points. Justin Cobbs, David Kravish and Brandon Smith all had quiet nights, though Cobbs did quietly rack up another 7 assists. Beyond the Big Three the biggest contributions were made by Richard Solomon, who again had an excellent day on the boards and on defense.  Solo notched 3 blocks and only picked up 1 foul in 29 minutes while drawing his usual share of fouls on the other end. If only his finishing could catch up to the rest of his game.

Kodiak will have video later on this week, but for now this is your post game thread.  What did you think about this game, and what do you think about Cal's next game down south against San Diego St.?

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