Basketball: WSU game thread

FINAL SCORE: Cal 88, WSU 81. Bears are 9-7, 2-2 in the Pac-10. Crabbe scored 30 points. Kamp had 18 points. Sanders-Frison had 14 points, 10 rebounds. Smith nine points, nine assists. WSU (12-5, 2-3) got 36 from Thompson, most by any player in the Pac-10 this season.

0:39.6 OT: Cal leads 84-81 after two FTs by Gutierrez. He then stole the ball from Thompson and Smith is shooting two for Cal: made the first and the second. It’s 86-81.

1:20 OT: Cal’s lead is 82-79 and Moore is shooting two FTs after MSF fouled out. He had 14 points, 10 rebounds. Moore made the first, and the second. A one-point game.

2:13 OT: Cal leads 82-76 after a hook shot by MSF, a drive by Crabbe and a layup by MSF off a feed from Kamp. WSU called timeout. The Beas have Smith chasing the much taller Thompson in the OT in a box-and-one defense.

END OF REGULATION: Cal 74,WSU 74. Yes, we have overtime. Gutierrez lost the handle on the ball, picked it up and missed a wild 15-foot shot just before the buzzer.

0:13.2 2nd H: It’s tied at 74-all afer Thompson just bombed in a 26-footer. He has 36 points — his season-high. Kamp had made two FTs with 20.5 seconds left for a three-point Cal lead. The Bears called timeout and have possession.

0:44.9 2nd H: Cal took a 72-71 lead when Crabbe netted both FTs after the foul by Thompson with 3:30 left. Seven possessions later, that’s still our score. Cal called timeout and has the ball. There are 25 seconds on the shot clock. All five starters on the floor.

3:30 2nd H: WSU leads 71-70 after a long 3-pointer by Thompson, who has 33 points — 20 in the second half. The game was tied twice earlier this half, but this is WSU’s first lead since 10-9. But Thompson also just picked up his fourth foul.

7:40 2nd H: KT hit the free throw.

FROM PALO ALTO: Stanford upset No. 17 Washington 58-56.

7:40 2nd H: Thompson just scored on a postup and drew a fourth PF from MSF. Cal leads 66-63 with Thompson shooting one. He has 27 points.

11:46 2nd H: Crabbe just hit a jumper and it’s 60-50 Cal. He has 24 points. Moments later, Gutierrez picked up his third PF. Thompson is coming back in for WSU.

13:44 2nd H: Smith’s jumper gave the Bears a 56-50 lead.  He has seven points and has tied his career high with seven assists.

14:53 2nd H: Thompson just picked up his third PF and is sitting.

15:41 2nd H: Crabbe just scored on a transition layup and will shoot one FT. It’s 50-47. He made it and has 20 points. Cal 51-47.

15:41 2nd H: The Cougars have come back. Thompson just faked Gutierrez and buried a long 3-pointer (he has 20 points) and the Cal lead is 48-47. Thompson fed Reggie Moore for a 3-pointer at the shotclock buzzer on the previous possession. WSU has had the ball six times in the half and scored every time — a total of 15 points.

HALFTIME SCORE: Cal 42, WSU 32. Crabbe has 17 for Cal, equaling his career-high and his total of each of the past two games. Kamp has 12 points, Smith has six assists and four points and Sanders-Frison has six rebounds and three assists. Thompson has 13 for WSU. Cal is shooting 55.2 percent, including 5 for 7 from the 3-Pt line. WSU is shooting 41.4 percent, just 3 for 10 from deep. Both teams 5 for 6 at the FT line. Cal has a 19-12 rebounding advantage.

3:37 1st H: Crabbe hits one of two FTs on the “T” and the lead is 10 points.

3:37 1st H: Two more 3-pointers by Crabbe, who has 16 points, and Cal leads 37-28. The lead was 14 points just a few moments ago. The Cougars have outscored Cal 6-3 over the past minute, but Reggie Moore was called for a technical foul for hanging on the rim after a dunk.

6:44 1st H: Cal leads 29-17. Crabbe has hit a pair of 3-pointers and has 10 points. Cal is shooting 61 percent from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-Pt. Bears also own a 13-7 rebounding edge. WSU shooting 33 percent. Since it was 11-all, Cal has outscored the Cougs 18-6.

AT HALFTIME: Stanford leads Washington 29-28.

11:14 1st H: Cal leads 19-11, having scored eight straight points. Crabbe has the last four on a breakaway dunk and a nice pullup jumper off a headfake. Emerson Murray came in for Cal a few minutes and took a turn defensively on Thompson. Richard Solomon just checked in for MSF.

THIS SCORE JUST IN: UCLA blew all of a 37-22 halftime lead, then held off Oregon State 62-57 in Corvallis. UCLA improved to 2-2 in the Pac-10, 10-6 overall. OSU is 2-3, 7-9.

15:50 1st H: It’s 7-7 at the first media timeout. Klay Thompson, shadowed by Gutierrez. has four points and Abe Lodwick has a 3-pointer. Gutierrez hit a 3-pointer for Cal.

A CHANGE: The Cougars are starting sophomore Brock Motum in place of DeAngelo Casto. Not sure why.

STARTING LINEUPS: Cal goes with Markhuri Sanders-Frison, Harper Kamp, Allen Crabbe, Jorge Gutierrez and Brandon Smith. WSU’s starting five is DeAngelo Casto, Abe Lodwick, Klay Thompson, Marcus Capers and Reggie Moore.

WELCOME: We’re back at Haas Pavilion for the Bears (8-7, 1-2) against the Washington State Cougars (12-4, 2-2). Be back shortly with starting lineups.

Jeff Faraudo

  • milo

    Wow…GO BEARS!

    Betcha Crabbe is loving the space Franklin left. Not missing him at all.

  • C98

    Woohoo!!! GO BEARS!!!!!!!

  • Picard

    Great win Bears!

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  • K1W

    That was a fun game to see live…

    Freshman Allen Crabbe looked like Patrick Christopher as a senior last year (down to both wearing #23). Amazingly, 30 does not make him top scorer in the game, because Klay Thompson was in some kind of insane zone (good thing for Cal that he was in foul trouble). Harper Kamp seemed a bit off in the second half, yet still scored 18. Brandon Smith looked very comfortable (and very FAST) as point guard. At the key points in the game, the Bears played their best defense.

    The need to NOT play Franklin seems to be having a positive effect. Go Bears, beat the Huskies! (They must be hurting after losing to the ‘furd.)