Basketball: Pac-12 honors Cobbs

Junior guard Justin Cobbs, who hit the game-winning shot at Oregon, then scored 18 points in the Bears’ victory at Oregon State, has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week.

That’s three Pac-10 PofW awards in a row for the Bears, who were represented the two previous week by Allen Crabbe. It’s the second time this season and the third time in his career Cobbs has earned the honor.

Cobbs’ tie-breaking shot with 0.7 seconds left at Oregon lifted the Bears to a 48-46 win over the first-place Ducks. He finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

At OSU, Cobbs hit a 3-pointer with 2:49 left to help the Bears secure a 60-59 victory. In addition to his 18 points, Cobbs delivered five assists as the Bears improved to 10-5 in Pac-12 play, moving into sole possession of fourth place.

For the week, Cobbs averaged 16 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists.

Jeff Faraudo

  • 1brsfan

    makes sense… hottest team over the last 4 weeks. Go Bears!

  • Kevin

    Nice work, Cobbs. Seems like he was hitting a bit of a wall about a month ago but has really turned it on during the last couple of weekends. Looking at our schedule, I’m excited to see at least a week between our game with Stanford to end the season and the start of the Pac 12 tourney – I think this team could use a few extra days.

    Any word on Kreklow’s status?

  • BlakeStreetBear

    Cobbs deserved it, no doubt.

    Crabbe needs to show up for EVERY game for the rest of the season or Cal will lose to a lesser opponent and this brilliant run will end in a painful way. His effort Saturday was minimal…Monty must have been going nuts on the sideline watching that.

    The rest of the team picked him up and that is why this team is rolling. Allen shoulda picked up the tab at Blondie’s when they rolled back into Berkeley.

    Go Bears!

  • bigdruid

    Well deserved. Congrats to him!

  • ConcordBear

    Big shot Cobbs
    Well deserved for him!
    That shot to win the game Thursday was huge. His performance, playing well vs OSU and taking care of the ball was needed to eke out that W.
    Road sweep and Justin led us to it.
    Great job by him.
    Go Bears!

  • ken1w

    I hope the Bears do more plays using Brandon at point with Justin and Allen in positions to score. Justin is the most consistent (and confident) shooter on the team right now. When he’s set with an open look, he is money.

  • wehofx

    Congratulations J Cobbs! He kept grinding and now it’s paying off.