The Bears got out to a quick start, breaking down the Zone-Press setup by Coppin State. Cal lead 43-22 at the half. Ivan Rabb dominated the first half with 11 Points, on 2-2 shooting and 7-9 from the free throw line to go along with 4 rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal. Cal lead most statistical categories shooting 43% from the field on 9 assists. Cal also dominated the boards at the half out rebounding the Eagles 29-12.
Cal did not look back in the second half getting out to an even bigger lead. The Bears also played alot of Press throughout the game and yet did not look tired or exhausted at all and defensive intensity was taken up a notch as the game went on. Even the entire bench got time to play. Brendan Glapion, Cole Welle, Kingsley Okoroh, Brandon Chauca, NICK KERR (2-2 3PT in 3 Minutes). It was a great day at Haas Pavilion!
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Press Conference Quotes
"We did everything coach asked us to do. Especially on the defensive end."
"It was good that I got to line early and often. It means that I'm dominating my match-up and getting them in foul trouble."
"It was pretty awesome. You dont get too many chances to get in as a walk-on."
On Cole Welle's lay-up mishap: "From my angle it look like he could dunk it. But he said he was too cold."
Coach Cuonzo Martin:
"Jaylen for me, I want him to stay aggressive. He's very good in transition so we set him up at the top of the press to give him more chances more opportunities."
"Guys who play owe it to those guys (sitting on the bench) to give them a chance to play. If you can win a game at that level and give them a chance to play thats great."