National Basketball Association
California 80, Washington St. 76
When: 11:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 12, 2014
California 80, Washington State 76 (OT):
Where: Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington
# Ken Ditty, # Michael Irving, # Tommy Nunez Jr.
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 foul line.
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.
Top Game Performances
Justin Cobbs 22
DaVonte Lacy 39
Justin Cobbs 7
D.J. Shelton 3
Richard Solomon 11
D.J. Shelton 19
Justin Cobbs 9
||Free Throws Made
DaVonte Lacy 11
Justin Cobbs 1
DaVonte Lacy 1
David Kravish 1
Junior Longrus 2
Team Stats Summary