No.12-Seeded California (21-11) and No. 4-Seeded Syracuse (27-9) Meet in Third Round

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NCAA Tournament 3rd Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #12 California 24 36 60 +7.5
  #4 Syracuse 32 34 66 -7.5
Sat, Mar 23 2013, 07:50 PM PDT

HP Pavilion
San Jose, CA
Attendance: 18,030
TV: TBS

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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).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, and free throws made are in the Pac-12.
  • California is ranked higher than Syracuse in their conference (No. 2 vs. No. 5).
  • California players are more experienced than Syracuse players (14,357 minutes played vs. 13,497 minutes played).
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Allen Crabbe 36 18 6 3 1 1 2
B+ Justin Cobbs 35 15 3 5 1 0 3
B David Kravish 31 8 7 1 1 2 1
B- Richard Solomon 24 8 6 1 1 1 2
B- Tyrone Wallace 28 7 5 3 1 1 2
C Robert Thurman 17 5 4 0 0 0 1
C- Ricky Kreklow 17 4 3 2 1 0 1
C- Brandon Smith 18 3 1 2 1 0 1
D C. Behrens 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Bak Bak 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jeff Powers 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Kahlil Johnson 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A M. Carter-Williams 35 12 5 8 3 1 3
A- C.J. Fair 34 15 7 1 1 1 2
B+ Brandon Triche 33 14 4 4 1 0 3
B+ J. Southerland 28 14 5 1 1 1 1
C+ R. Christmas 22 5 5 0 1 2 1
C Baye Keita 15 3 4 0 1 1 1
C Jerami Grant 16 4 3 0 0 0 1
C DaJuan Coleman 13 5 4 0 1 0 1
C- Trevor Cooney 12 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Noel Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Lyde-Cajuste 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Nolan Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ G. Hoffmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Albert Nassar 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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3 Stanford 23-13 10-8
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2013-2014 Roster

#14 C. Behrens So F 6-9 225
#23 Jabari Bird Fr G 6-6 190
#1 Justin Cobbs Sr G 6-3 190
#10 Garrett Galvin So G 6-4 198
#20 Kahlil Johnson So G 6-7 206
#45 David Kravish Jr F 6-9 221
#24 Ricky Kreklow Jr G 6-6 210
#15 Jordan Mathews Fr G 6-4 200
#12 R. Moute a Bidias Fr F 6-7 200
#21 Jeff Powers Sr G 6-7 223
#44 Kameron Rooks Fr C 7-0 270
#2 Sam Singer Fr G 6-4 195
#35 Richard Solomon Sr F 6-10 235
#3 Tyrone Wallace So G 6-5 190