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.