Basketball: Oregon State game thread

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.

Jeff Faraudo

  • daredevilfan

    Sounds like a very streaky game thus far. Hopefully we can settle in for 2nd half and be consistent.

  • Sean

    Stanford losing and Washington losing big…would be a good night to win…

  • joey

    Maybe 6 for 6 on pac 12 upsets tonight.

  • SteveNTEXAS

    Losing to a team that is 0-2 and got blown out by Idaho is shameful. Monty should be able to pull this out and if not its not too early to think of making this his last year.

    Jason Kidd would be the best coach for Cal.

    I still expect us to win but even looking at OSU’s wins there is nothing impressive.

  • joey

    Losing is for losers. Monty sucks, we need Ben Howland as coach or better yet Craig Robinson.

  • joey

    According to Roxy the officiating is questionable. No surprise.

  • rob bear

    Tough loss. Very winnable game. Hate to pinpoint players on such a team oriented squad such as this year’s, but you got to wonder about the offensive contribution of Kamp right now considering the amount of minutes that he is playing and the fact that he was a go to guy last year and was expected to be more of an offensive factor this year, especially after the Solomon issues and a freshman such as Kravish stepping in. It also appears that we let the officials get under our skin at times and are unable to play through those whistles that do not and will not always go our way. We tip our hat to the Beavers and off to Eugene we go, hoping for a split and staying in contention for a wide open PAC 12 title. GO BEARS!

  • Eric

    Bad loss. Senior leadership is absent in these road games, when it is needed most.

  • Concordbear

    Why can’t we win on the road? Why is this team struggling?
    Don’t understand, thought we had a tough, strong D, really good team, guess the Bears are not as good as we thought they could be.
    Too bad.

  • Rocko

    Very,very few great players make great coaches. J Kidd?
    Write back when you sober up.

  • discdude

    Stanford lost at Oregon, better fire Dawkins. UW lost at Colorado, better fire Romar. Arizona lost at UCLA, better fire Miller. WSU lost at…yikes, Utah. Better fire, well I don’t even know who the WSU coach is. Genius logic, SteveNegativeTexas.

    OSU got hot hot hot, sometimes the 3s fall. Miss 2, Cal scores a bucket, it’s an 8 point swing. Sh*t happens. Watch out on Sunday, something tells me Cal wins by at least 20. This conference is wide open right now and I think the boys are gonna be pissed when they see what happened last night.

  • joey

    Do you think Kamp misses MSF or a big center right now- c’mon guys wake up and realize this is a team game.