Shoot your shot Bears. Shoot your shot. The bears jumped out to a hefty lead at the half, 41-26. Cal was paced on offense by Charlie Moore who had 15 points on 5/10 shooting, 5/7 from 3. He also had great command of the offense and made the smart decision. Charlie had 6 assists to 1 TO. Ivan Rabb also was solid in the front court with 8 points on 4/7 shooting with 6 rebounds. Cal as a team was +7 in the rebound margin and held Colorado shooting under 40% from the field. The key of the half for the Bears was the fact that Cal capitalized on TOs scoring 16 points off of 7 TOs.
The Bears were lazy coming out of the half and the 15 point lead evaporated into a mere 8 point lead at the 10 minute mark. But the Bears maintained the lead despite foul trouble for Ivan Rabb, Charlie Moore and Jabari Bird. Despite the troubles with fouls and offensive production the Bears squeaked out a 11 point victory over the buffs.