NCAAB Game Recap - California at Washington State
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:00 PM EST

Duke
66
NCSU
88
F
Syr
66
Lou
90
F
Vill
91
DeP
71
F
Aub
55
UGA
65
F
Butl
72
Seton
74
F
Tuls
43
Hou
76
F
Samf
66
Mercer
106
F
Furm
66
ETSU
75
F
UCF
89
Cin
87
F(2OT)
ECU
73
Mem
77
F
TexAM
74
Alab
68
F
VMI
74
WCU
71
F
GaTec
86
Wake
79
F
Iona
64
Sien
65
F
Mich
60
Rut
52
F
GMas
50
Rich
65
F
Woff
79
UNCG
83
F(OT)
Army
77
LoyMD
81
F
Boston
59
Lafy
61
F
Chat
91
Citad
68
F
Leh
67
Colg
70
F
Navy
62
Amer
71
F
CenAR
68
SFA
83
F
Lamar
77
SamH
65
F
Nich
73
NWSt
69
F
SMU
72
Tul
80
F
ULMo
66
ArkSt
52
F
NDSt
77
SDak
74
F
BC
65
UVA
78
F
McNee
59
InWor
65
F
SDSt
94
N DA
83
F
TCU
56
Tex
70
F
CBU
63
UMKC
69
F
IlSt
69
LoyIL
84
F
Valpa
75
Drake
77
F(OT)
MOSt
79
Brad
83
F(OT)
Ford
49
LaSal
58
F
GrgWas
70
Duques
67
F
AbCh
82
HBU
68
F
Prov
73
GTown
63
F
KansSt
62
TxTch
69
F
Wyo
58
UtSt
78
F
SCar
76
MisSt
79
F
Ind
68
Minn
56
F
Mia-FL
102
VaTec
95
F(3OT)
Cal
66
WaSt
57
F
Bois
80
SJSU
62
F
AF
62
Fres
71
F
LongB
55
UCIrv
70
F

Feb 19, 2020, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

California (11-15)

32

34

66

Washington State (14-13)

20

37

57

Cal beats Washington St 66-57 to snap 4 game losing streak
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:27 AM

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Paris Austin scored 19 points and Andre Kelly added 16 to lead California to a 66-57 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.

Austin went just 3 of 8 from the field but was 12 of 12 from the charity stripe. Kelly was 8-of-11 shooting.

Matt Bradley scored 11 points for California (11-15, 5-8 Pac-12), which snapped a four-game losing streak with its first Pac-12 road victory of the season.

"I thought Paris Austin was outstanding. He has given us great leadership up to this point and he played very determined today," said California coach Mark Fox. “For this team, no one gave them a chance to have much success so any time that they have some I want them to enjoy it and understand how they found that success so they can build on it.

"Hopefully tonight they can enjoy this victory and look back and see why we won the game so it can happen again.”

Washington State (14-13, 5-9 Pac 12) struggled to find good looks at the basket without starting point guard Isaac Bonton, who suffered a leg injury in the Cougars 86-83 overtime loss against UCLA last week.

After shooting 29% in their last matchup against USC without Bonton, including 2 of 26 from 3-point range, Washington State shot 30% against the Golden Bears, going 5 of 23 from beyond the arc. Leading scorer CJ Elleby, who averages 18.7 points per game, was held to 13 points on 4 of 18 shooting. Tony Miller led the way for the Cougars with 18 points.

Washington State has now lost three in a row for the first time this season.

"We are feeling down a little bit to be honest," said Washington State coach Kyle Smith. “I thought we would come home and have a little spark but like I said our roles have changed without Isaac and sometimes you are just uneasy with each other in different roles. I try to do what I can to make it a little easier on them but it is a challenge. I'm proud of these guys. They battled but we put ourselves into to big of a hole and that hurts.”

The Golden Bears jumped out to an 30-13 lead late in the first half as the Cougars struggled to make a basket, shooting just 27% from the field including 1 of 11 from 3-point range. At the break California was up 32-20.

The Cougars cut the Golden Bear lead to 60-54 with under two minutes to play after Miller scored a quick seven points, however, it was to little to late. Austin made six shots from the free throw line to close out the Cougars.

“It is hard to reinvent your team this late in the season so our defense probably had an advantage because of the injury to Bonton,” Fox said. “But we started the game well defensively, I thought we were unselfish throughout the game and then I thought we finished the game well.”

BIG PICTURE

California: This is Cal;s first two-game regular-season sweep of the Cougars since 2013-14. ... With the win, California matched its Pac-12 win total from the previous two seasons combined. The Golden Bears won two league games two seasons ago, three last year.

Washington State: The Cougars continue to struggle making baskets without Bonton in the lineup and have now lost three in a row for the first time this season. Smith said he is hopeful Bonton will return for the Stanford matchup this weekend.

UP NEXT

California: The Golden Bears play at Washington on Saturday.

Washington State: The Cougars host Stanford on Sunday

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Leaders

California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Brown 0 0 4 2 0 0
K. Kuany 0 0 0 0 0 0
Washington State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Henson 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Rodman 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Cal WaSt
Points For 66 57
Field Goals 20/46-43% 17/57-30%
Three Pointers 5/14-36% 5/23-22%
Free Throws 21/24-88% 18/23-78%
Offensive Rebounds 6 13
Defensive Rebounds 27 22
Rebounds 36 39
Blocks 1 5
Steals 5 6
Turnovers 13 10
Personal Fouls 20 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Cal Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Jan 9 WaSt 66 @ Cal 73 J. Shead 1 D. Thorpe 1
Wed Feb 19 Cal 66 @ WaSt 57 D. Thorpe 2 J. Pollard 4

Game Information

Stadium: Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington
Attendance: 2,860
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