All in all, a pretty gruesome night for the Bears, who lost 109-77 to Washington in Seattle.
Worse yet, freshman Allen Crabbe took a knee to the head from UW 7-footer Aziz N’Diaye with nine minutes left in the first half. Crabbe suffered a possible concussion and will be evaluated further on Friday, according to an email I received from Cal.
His status for Saturday’s game at Washington State is unclear, but if Crabbe suffered even a minor concussion he’s very unlikely to play.
The Bears (13-11, 6-6 Pac-10) have allowed an incomprehensible 216 points the past two games, although the Arizona game did go 15 minutes overtime.
Washington made 17 of 31 shots from 3-point range, had 30 assists and blocked 11 shots. Cal missed 18 free throws and trailed by 24 at halftime. The Huskies reached 100 points with 5:42 left, when Venoy Overton scored a layup.
This was not a record for points by a Cal opponent. Eddie House (61 points) and Arizona State scored 111 in a double-OT game in 2000, and Lew Alcindor and UCLA ran up 115 against the Bears in 1968.
Jorge Gutierrez scored 24 points on 10 for 15 shooting and is averaging 20.0 over the past five games. He also had seven rebounds and three assists.
And freshman walk-on Jeff Powers (subject of our 20 Questions post earlier today), came off the bench for the injured Crabbe to score 13 points. He had the Bears’ only two 3-pointers and seemingly would start Saturday at WSU if Crabbe can’t go.
Not much from anyone else.
Harper Kamp, coming off a 33-point, 55-minute effort vs. Arizona, had just eight points, his first conference game in single digits. Markhuri Sanders-Frison had 13 points, but zero rebounds.
The Huskies got 23 points and nine assists from junior point guard Isaiah Thomas, who has 50/22 in two games vs. the Bears this year. Matthew Bryan-Amaning had 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. UW shot 57 percent and its bench contributed 39 points.
Washington (16-7, 8-4 Pac-10) improved to 12-0 at home and has reached the 100-point plateau in six of those.