By Jeff Faraudo
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 2:21 pm in Basketball.
Wednesday night’s game at Washington State wasn’t the first time Justin Cobbs has scored all of his points after halftime in a Pac-12 game this season.
The Bears needed all 22 of them in an 80-76 overtime win over the Cougars after Cobbs failed to even attempt a shot in the first half.
At Oregon State last month, he scored all 20 points in the second half of an 88-83 win.
And against Arizona State two weeks ago, he scored 21 points in the first half, then was shutout in the second half of an 89-78 overtime loss.
Seems scoring all of them in the second half works better than the other way around.
Through 10 Pac-12 games, Cobbs is scoring 59.4 percent of his points in the second half of games.
Colorado’s 92-74 loss at UCLA on Thursday night dropped the Buffaloes out of a three-way tie for third. Cal and Arizona State now share that spot at 7-4, one game behind the Bruins, who improved to 8-3.
The win at WSU inched the Bears up two spots to No. 49 in the latest RealTimeRPI rankings.
Cal is now 4-2 in conference road games. A victory at Washington on Saturday would equal the most Pac-12 road wins by the Bears during Mike Montgomery’s six seasons.
The Bears were 5-4 on the road in 2010, ’12 and ’13. They were 4-5 in 2009 and ’11. Cal hasn’t won six Pac-12 games away from home since the 2005-06 campaign.