12th-seeded California meets No. 4-seeded Syracuse in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at HP Pavilion on Saturday. Tipoff is at 9:40 p.m. ET and you can see it on TBS. The Golden Bears last met the Orange on Nov. 19, 2009 and lost 95-73.
In a 64-61 win over UNLV on Mar. 21, Allen Crabbe put up 19 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Bears. He leads the team in points with 18.7 per game and steals with 1.2 per game. For the Orange, Brandon Triche finished with 20 points in the 81-34 blowout of Montana on Mar. 21. He contributes 3.6 assists per game in addition to his 13.9 points per game. Syracuse ranks second in their conference in offensive rebounding percentage at 39.5, which also places them eigth in the country.
StatSmack! California is better than Syracuse
California has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Syracuse (No. 22 vs. No. 45).