Justin Cobbs collected 15 points and eight assists, and Richard
Solomon and Tyrone Wallace each scored 14 points for California
(7-3), which bounced back from last Friday’s seven-point loss at UC
Santa Barbara by shooting 55.9 percent. Freshman Jordan Mathews
chipped in 13 points in his first career start.
Deonte Burton led Nevada (4-6) with 26 points and seven rebounds,
and Jerry Evans Jr. added 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. The Wolf
Pack lost for the fourth time in their last five games despite
shooting 55.2 percent and outrebounding the Golden Bears 34-23.
California committed two turnovers and shot 53.3 percent in the
first half to grab a 49-40 advantage, and Kravish scored eight
straight Golden Bears points to extend the lead to 61-49 with 15 1/2
minutes remaining. Burton’s 3-pointer cut the deficit to five with
nine minutes to play, but California drew clear with seven
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Michael Perez also scored 18 points, including five
3-pointers, and grabbed eight rebounds for Nevada, which grabbed
an early 17-10 lead after making seven of its first nine shots.
The Wolf Pack were hurt by eight turnovers in the first half and
GAME NOTEBOOK: Golden Bears coach Mike Montgomery recorded his
664th career victory and tied UCLA legend John Wooden for 27th
on the all-time list. … Burton provided the game’s top highlight
late in the first half when he drove past Solomon and threw down
an emphatic dunk over Kravish. … California improved to 41-6 in
non-conference home games under Montgomery.
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