POSTGAME NOTES: Brandon Smith was being examined after the game for a possible concussion for apparently hitting his head on the floor after being fouled in the final minute. His status for Sunday’s game at Oregon is unclear. Hope to provide an update later Friday . . . The Beavers shot an astonishing 76.2 percent (16 for 21) in the second half, including 6 for 7 from 3-point range. They made 11 of 18 from beyond the arc for the game. Mike Montgomery said OSU’s offense and Cal’s defense both deserved some of the credit . . . Solomon played 11 minutes off the bench in his first game after missing four with a stress reaction to his left foot. He had five points and one rebound.
FINAL SCORE: Oregon State 92, Cal 85. Bears fall to 12-4, 2-1 in the Pac-12. OSU is 11-4, 1-2. Gutierrez equaled his season high with 26 points, Cobbs had 18 and Crabbe 16. Cunningham and Starks each scored 24 for the Beavers.
3:19 2nd H: OSU’s lead was 77-61 when Cal ran off 12 straight points, including two 3-pointers by Crabbe and a four-point play by Gutierrez. That got the Bears within 77-73 with 4:58 left. Now it’s 79-73.
7:28 2nd H: Back-to-back 3-pointers by Cunningham (17 points) and Starks (21 points) have pushed the Beavers into a 74-59 lead. Gutierrez has 20 points for Cal, but Cobbs is on the bench with four fouls and Crabbe has just seven points.
13:51 2nd H: The Beavers entered the game hitting just 36 percent from 3-point but a 3-pointer by Brandt makes them 8 for 14 and gives them a 56-48 lead.
15:00 2nd H: Gutierrez picked up his third PF and is on the bench. Cobbs back in.
AND THIS: Utah beat Washington State 62-60 in overtime at Salt Lake City. Think the home court is big?
ALSO JUST IN: Oregon beat Stanford 78-67 in Eugene. So Cal can become the only 3-0 team . . . if it wins here.
15:16 2nd H: Angus Brandt and Starks each have 3-pointers and the Beavers have opened a 50-46 lead. Gutierrez has five points in the half. The big story is Cobbs and Kamp each have picked up their third fouls. We’ll see how that impacts things as the game moves forward.
THIS SCORE JUST IN: Colorado beat Washington 87-69 in Boulder. The Huskies are 2-1 in the Pac-12 and 0-5 outside Seattle.
HALFTIME SCORE: Cal 38, OSU 38. Kravish hit a baseline jumper with 15 seconds left and the teams enter halftime tied. Cal’s Kamp and OSU’s Cunningham each have two fouls. Starks has 13 points for the Beavers. Gutierrez leads the Bears with nine, Crabbe has seven and Cobbs and Kravish six apiece.
3:29 1st H: Cal led 32-28 after two FTs by Solomon, but OSU has regained a 33-32 lead.
6:06 1st H: Score is tied at 26-all. Gutierrez has nine points, meaning he has topped 1,000 points for his career. Cal switched to man-to-man a few minutes ago.
7:42 1st H: OSU stretched its lead out to 25-18 when 5-foot-8 Ahmad Starks hit a 3-pointer then a putback of his shot that was blocked. But Richard Solomon — yes, he’s playing — made the second of two FTs and Gutierrez hit a 3-pointer, pulling the Bears within 25-22.
11:38 1st H: Bears doing a better job against the trap and have closed to 15-12. Kravish going to the FT line for two shots.
15:24 1st H: Cal led 5-0 after a 3-pointer from Crabbe anad a layup by Gutierrez. The Bears opened in a zone defense and it seemed to confuse the Beavers early. But OSU has scored 13 straight points and leads 13-5. Beavers’ full-court pressure bothering Cal.
LINEUPS: Cal will go with same group that has started in recent games — David Kravish, Harper Kamp, Allen Crabbe, Jorge Gutierrez and Justin Cobbs. OSU coach Craig Robinson is making a change in his starting five for the first time all season — freshman Eric Moreland will start in place of Devon Collier. He’s joined by Angus Brandt, Joe Burton, Jared Cunningham and Ahmad Starks.
WELCOME: I’m here at Gill Colisem, home to some serious basketball history, albeit most of it decades old. Richard Solomon warmed up with the Bears. Still no word on whether he will play tonight. Back in a few minutes with lineups.