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FINAL SCORE: Stanford 69, Cal 59. Bears fall to 10-7, 2-3 in the Pac-12. Crabbe finishes with 14 points, 12 in the second half. Kravish scores 14, a season-high, 12 in the first half. Cobbs has 13, 11 in the second half. Not much consistency there. Cal shoots 34.9 percent which, amazingly, is only its second-worst game of the season. Dwight Powell has 17 points and nine rebounds for Stanford (11-7, 2-3), which only shot 35.8 percent. Stanford’s bench outscored its Cal counterparts 26-3.
3:48 2nd H: Stanford leads 61-51. Cardinal is 9 for 9 from FT line in second half. Cal 1 for 3. Otherwise, shooting by both teams is ghastly: Cal 36.4 percent from the floor, Stanford 36.7 percent. Ugh.
6:04 2nd H: Dwight Powell gets Solomon to go for fake on 3-point try just before 35-second clock expires and Solomon fouls him. Powell makes all three FTs for a 57-47 lead.
9:08 2nd H: Cobbs is 4-6 in the second half and has nine points since the break, including Cal’s last two baskets. But Stanford maintains a 50-46 lead.
11:33 2nd H: Cal got within 43-42 on shot from lane by Crabbe with 13:17 left. But Stanford answers. Steal and layup by Randle and another 3-pointer by Gage — he’s 4 for 4 — and the Cardinal is up 48-42. Crabbe and Cobbs, who combined for 4 points in the first half, have 11 between them through 8 1/2 minutes of the second half.
15:00 2nd H: Stanford leads 43-37. Cobbs scored his first FG by hitting a jumper with 15:29 left. He is 1 for 8.
16:13 2nd H: Back-to-back baskets by Crabbe — the second a monster dunk on the run — and Cal trails just 39-35. Crabbe looked mad — should try playing that way more often. Chasson Randle with three fouls for Stanford. The Cardinal 1 for 7 to open the half.
HALFTIME: Stanford 37, Cal 29. Kravish, who has 12 points, scored a putback with 3 seconds left as the Bears got the last word in the half. Kravish is 6 for 9 from the field; the rest of the Bears a combined 5 for 21. Cobbs is 0 for 7 and Crabbe 1 for 4. They have two points apiece. Solomon has three fouls at the half. Gage with 11 points and Randle with 10 for Stanford.
0:28.1 1st H: Monty calls timeout after 7-0 run by Stanford, which has opened a 37-27 lead. Cal has gone six possessions without scoring. Cobbs is 0 for 6, Crabbe 1 for 4. They have a combined four points.
3:13 1st H: Gage is 3 for 3 from 3-point and has 11 points, and Stanford leads 30-27. The Cardinal is shooting 5 for 9 beyond the arc and just 4 for 14 inside. Cal converting 40 percent from the field. Bak came in for Solomon and picked up three fouls in 3 1/2 minutes. Solomon is back.
6:45 1st H: Stanford has scored last six points, including an open 3-pointer by 6-10 F John Gage, and Cardinal leads 23-21. Bears are getting almost nothing from Cobbs (0 for 5, 2 pts) and Crabbe (0 for 2, 0 pts). Stanford is shooting 4 for 7 from 3-point, three of those by their bench players.
10:46 1st H: Cal leads 19-17. Kravish has 10 points on 5 for 5 from the field. Rest of team is 2 for 8. Freshman Rosco Allen just hit a 3-pointer for Stanford against Robert Thurman. Tough matchup for RT, who cannot close him out without risk of quicker Allen going past him.
12:58 1st H: Bears go inside and run off 8-0 to lead 15-9. Two free throws and a basket by Solomon, two baskets by Kravish, who has eight points.
15:39 1st H: Cal led 7-2 early, but Stanford has 9-7 lead at first timeout. Chasson Randle with seven points for the Cardinal, hitting 3 of 4, including a 3-pointer. David Kravish has four points for Cal, Tyrone Wallace has a 3-pointer.
THIS SCORE JUST IN: Arizona beat Arizona State 71-52 in Tempe to improve to 4-1 in Pac-12 play. The Sun Devils fall to 3-2. A Cal win today would move the Bears into a tie with ASU for fifth place.
STARTING LINEUPS: Cal will start Justin Cobbs, Tyrone Wallace, Allen Crabbe, Richard Solomon and David Kravish. Stanford goes with Aaron Bright, Chasson Randle, Andy Brown, Josh Huestis and Dwight Powell.
WELCOME: I’m here at Maples Pavilion as the Bears (10-6, 2-2) take on rival Stanford (10-7, 1-3) for the 261st time. Ailing Cal guards Brandon Smith (concussion) and Ricky Kreklow (foot) will not play. Will be back with lineups.