MORE NUMBERS: Cal outscored the Ducks 48-36 in the paint, and scored 25 points off 22 Oregon turnovers . . . Cal won despite being outscored 18-6 on 3-pointers . . . The Bears shot 62 percent in the second half, 55.7 percent for the game . . . Oregon was 11 for 11 from the FT line, but Joseph attempted nine of the 11 . . . Crabbe and Gutierrez combined to shoot 4 for 17 but Cobbs and Kamp were 20 for 30.
POSTGAME: From Harper Kamp: “That was a lot of fun. A little too much stress, but to see my team play the way they did, guys like J (Cobbs) stepping up, us making plays at the end, and having a lot of heart . . . those are the kind of games you want to play in.”
From Mike Montgomery: “This is the kind of game you’ve got to have if you’re going to win a championship, where you take the other team’s best shot. Oregon’s really good. I can’t imagine anyone in the league playing better than them right now.”
FINAL SCORE: Cal 86, Oregon 83. Spectacular finish. Cal outscored the Ducks 21-10 after trailing 73-65 with 5 1/2 minutes left. Cobbs scores a career-high 28 points to go with eight assists, four steals and no turnovers in 38 minutes. Kamp had 20 points — seven of them in the final 1:09. Joseph scored 33 for the Ducks, including two 3-pointers in the final 26.1 seconds. Cal improved to 21-6, 11-3 in the Pac-12, staying in a tie for first place with Washington, which held off Arizona State in Seattle. Oregon dropped to 18-8, 9-5.
0:57.2 2nd H: Cal leads 79-77 after a layup and free throw by Kamp, who has 16 points. Oregon just called timeout. Gutierrez gave Cal its first lead since the first half with two FTs at 1:41, but Sim answered with a basket for Oregon at 1:25.
3:53 2nd H: Cobbs just completed a fastbreak layup off a pass from Gutierrez, pulling Cal within 73-71. But Montgomery was hit with a technical foul and Joseph made two FTs for a 75-71 score. Joseph has 27.
7:57 2nd H: Gutierrez whistled for his fourth PR. He is not happy. Is coming out. Oregon leads 65-62.
8:43 2nd H: A 3-pointer by Cobbs and Cal trails 65-62. Moments earlier, Joseph banked in a 26-foot 3-pointer — he has 25 points. Cobbs has 18 for the Bears.
11:38 2nd H: Devoe Joseph just hit a long 3-pointer and Oregon extended its lead to 59-53. Joseph has 19 points. Kamp has 13 for the Bears, who had climbed within 56-53 on a short jumper by Kravish and a layup by Kamp before Joseph’s shot.
15:44 2nd H: Cobbs just scored on a drive after grabbing a long offensive rebound, but Oregon leads 48-44. Bears are struggling to stop Oregon from scoring. No answer for 6-11 Tony Woods.
18:21 2nd H: Kamp just picked up his third foul. Kravish got No. 3 at 18:59. Both still playing.
IN THE HAAS: Jorge Gutierrez’s parents and family members from Mexico are watching from just above and to the right of the Cal bench. This is their first trip to Haas since Gutierrez’s first game as a freshman.
HALFTIME SCORE: Oregon 40, Cal 37. The Bears have a fight on their hands. After leading 26-17, Cal has been outscored 23-11. Gutierrez picked up his second PF with 37.8 seconds left in the half, so four different Cal players have two fouls. Cobbs had nine points and four assists for the Bears. Crabbe has eight points, but is shooting 2 for 7. Joseph has 12 points and Singler eight for the Ducks. Oregon shooting 16 for 30, Cal 16 for 32.
THIS SCORE JUST IN: Arizona stays on the heels of Cal and Washington with a 76-72 win at Washington State. Wildcats improve to 10-4 in Pac-12 play.
3:57 1st H: Cal’s lead is down to 28-26 after a fastbreak layup by Oregon’s Olu Ashaolu. The Bears have scored just two points over the past four minutes. Foul trouble creeping up: Kravish picked up his second trying to guard 6-11, 250-pound Tony Woods, who is just too big for the 6-9, 208-pound freshman. Brandon Smith also got No. 2, as did Harper Kamp. Jeff Powers is in for Kamp. His first action in a while.
7:44 1st H: Cal has stretched its lead to 26-17 after a jumper by Brandon Smith, who has four points off the bench. Cal shooting 55 percent to 47 percent for the Ducks. Both teams playing with lots of energy. The Bears a bit more precise at this point.
9:53 1st H: Cal leads 17-13, after back-to-back Oregon baskets. Cal used a 9-0 run to lead 11-6, then extended the margin to 15-9 when Kamp scored on a drive. Oregon has come out of its zone defense. Kamp leads all scorers with six points. Cal shooting 54 percent, Oregon 43 percent. Ducks have five turnovers, Cal has four.
15:27 1st H: Oregon leads 6-4. Cal turned the ball over on its first two possessions, but seniors Kamp and Gutierrez have scored, erasing an early 4-0 deficit. Oregon opened in a zone defense and the Bears aren’t finding openings on the perimeter so far.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Athletic director Sandy Barbour just presented a signed basketball to long-time (very long time) Cal fan Alice Murakami, who will soon celebrate her 100th birthday!
LINEUPS: Oregon will start Jeremy Jacob, E.J. Singler, Tony Woods, Garrett Sim and Devoe Joseph. Cal goes with Harper Kamp, David Kravish, Allen Crabbe, Jorge Gutierrez and Justin Cobbs.
WELCOME: Here at Haas Pavilion for the start of the final home weekend of the season. Cal is tied for first place, with the visiting Oregon Ducks one game back in a three-way knot for third. Will have lineups shortly.