California 80, Washington State 76 (OT)
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[February 15, 2014]
PULLMAN, Wash. —
California 80, Washington State 76
(OT): Justin Cobbs scored all 22 of his points after halftime and
added seven assists as the visiting Golden Bears overcame a career-high
39 points by the Cougars' DaVonte Lacy.
Richard Solomon collected 15 points and 11 rebounds while David
Kravish added 14 and six for California (16-8, 7-4 Pac-12), which
completed a season sweep of the Cougars and won for the second time
in its last six games. Jordan Mathews was 3-of-4 from 3-point range
and finished with 12 points.
Lacy was 10-of-20 from the field, 8-of-15 from 3-point range and
converted all 11 of his free-throw attempts for Washington State
(9-15, 2-10), which has lost seven of its last eight. D.J. Shelton
contributed 18 points along with a career-high 19 rebounds.
California shot 50 percent in the first half and led 39-30 at the
break before Lacy hit three of the Cougars' five 3-pointers in the
first six-plus minutes of the second half to cut the deficit to
49-45. Washington State, which entered averaging 53.7 points in
league play, shot 13-of-28 from beyond the arc and 21-of-25 from the
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Cobbs missed an 18-foot jumper at the end of regulation but
converted two free throws to put California ahead 78-75 with nine
seconds left in overtime before sealing the win with a dunk at the
buzzer. The Golden Bears moved into a tie for third place in the
Pac-12 while improving to 13-1 when leading at halftime.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Lacy, who is averaging 26.3 points over the last four
games, missed last month's 76-55 loss at California due to a rib
injury. … California honored the life of Golden Bears football
player Ted Agu by wearing a patch in his memory. Agu passed away
last Friday following a team workout. … Solomon fouled out in the
first minute of overtime for California, which made eight of its 15
shots from 3-point range.
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