Golden Nuggets: Allen Crabbe Talks About His Frustration with the Syracuse Zone, Dismisses NBA Draft Talk


After the Bears' loss to Syracuse, Allen Crabbe expresses frustration with the Syracuse zone defense. He dismissed a question about his looming NBA Draft decision.

Allen Crabbe was continuously frustrated in what was probably his final game in a Cal uniform. After the game he talks about the Syracuse zone and dismisses a question about the NBA Draft.

Can you describe what made the Syracuse zone so difficult for you to get the kind of shots that you normally would like to get?

"I mean, they keyed in on me. I mean, the shots that I thought I would probably get weren't there. And they took things away from me. You've just got to give credit to them. And they're long and athletic, so tried to shoot over them a couple of times. They were there, contested it. I was in the air passing the ball, deferring for my shots. You've got to give them credit, they play really well in the zone."

The frustration level for you guys when they were going to the foul line, especially in that second half, it seemed like every time they kept going to the foul line, the frustration level built for you guys?

"We felt like we had some clean plays on the ball. We can't control what the refs call. So I feel like they let some calls go. And that's that. You can't do nothing about it now because the game is over with."

Allen, this is probably not the time to ask the question, have you thought at all about returning to your senior season, and apologize for the timing of it, but I'd like to get you on the record saying anything you might feel about that.

"No, I don't have any comment for that right now. It would be pretty selfish of me to talk about my future after we just lost the game. I'm pretty frustrated about the loss, I'm not thinking about the future right now. Like I said, I don't have any comment for that."

Was this the last time Crabbe played for Cal? We will find out soon enough.


  • Marshawn Lynch was the guest of honor during the Bears' Spring Practice.
  • has a stats-heavy recap of the Spring Game. Kline led all QBs with 124 yards on 7 of 14 passing and one TD. Goff was 7 of 15 for 66 yards and a TD. Hinder had the best yards-per-attempt, completion percentage, and rushing yards as he completed 5 of 9 passes for 87 yards and a TD and rushed 4 times for 37 yards. Leininger struggled with punting duties and averaged 37.7 yards on 3 punts while Mos was impressive with 46.0 yards on 2 punts. Vince D'Amato made a field goal while Calder missed the game-winning field goal. Jalen Jefferson was the defensive MVP with 6 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks. Anderson's missed field goal as time expired gave the defense a 28-24 win.
  • Nam has a solid recap of the Spring Game. The first team defense was the most impressive unit of the day as it yielded no points and forced a fumble and several three-and-outs. Nam says snaps will be an "adventure" if Mark Brazinski is named the starter. Cochran lofted a few snaps of his own.




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