The last three-pointer the men's team hit was with just over 6 minutes left in the game against Prairie View. The Bears have since gone over 86 minutes without a three. Never quite able to close the gap between themselves the Bruins, the Bears could have used some threes last night.
Crabbe said the Bears' poor start came back to haunt them.
"We came out flat, didn't have any energy," he said.
Cal missed all 13 of its 3-point attempts, its second straight outing without making a shot from beyond the arc.
"They're taking it away," Crabbe said of the approach opposing defenses are taking. "We're not trying to force 3-pointers, I know I'm not. If they give me the lane, I'm going to take what they give me."
It's not all doom and gloom, however.
Allen Crabbe, who scored 21 points, said the Bears shouldn't make too much out of one defeat.
"We're down about it -- nobody wants to lose a conference game, especially the first one," he said. "We've got to get the next one. We've got 17 more conference games. We can't dwell on this one."
Cal plays Saturday night at USC, which opened conference play with a win over Stanford.
UCLA star freshman Shabazz Muhammad was excited to get past the Bears in the league opener. "They're going to win a lot of games in the Pac-12," he said.
Fortunately we can forget about this loss by basking in the tremendous success of the women's team, which hopes to build on the best start in school history tonight against Utah.
- CalBears.com checks in with the Bears in the NFL, including the 13 participating in the 2013 playoffs.
- Josh Hill, Isi Sofele, and Aaron Tipoti have been invited to the Casino Del Calle College All-Star Game. Has anyone ever heard of this event?
- CCTimes previews the Pac-12 women's season and picks the Bears to finish 2nd (behind you-know-who).
- CCTimes does the same routine with the men's team and picks Cal to finish 5th. Monty wouldn't object and agrees that Cal is not among the upper echelon in the conference.
- Monty signed another big man in Kameron Rooks. Rooks is around 7' and 270lbs. Fun fact: Monty coached against Arizona when Kameron's father Sean Rooks played for the Wildcats before spending 11 seasons in the NBA.
- The elder Rooks applauds his son's decision and calls Cal "one of my secret favorite places."
- Faraudo talks to one of Rooks' assistant coaches, who says Kameron has a very high ceiling.