Rabb - Cal blog

California forward Ivan Rabb, center, leads the Golden Bears in scoring at 14.9 points per game and leads the Pac-12 in rebounding at 10.8.

John Locher, The Associated Press

Here's a look at California, Oregon State's opponent in a Pac-12 game Saturday night at Gill Coliseum.

The Golden Bears (13-6, 4-3) had a three-game winning streak broken Thursday in an 86-63 loss at Oregon.

Cal leading scorer Ivan Rabb, averaging 14.9 points, was held to a season-low four points on 2-10 shooting from the floor. Rabb, a sophomore forward, leads the conference in rebounds with a 10.8 average.

The Bears also get contributions from freshman guard Charlie Moore (14.3 points, 3.2 assists), senior guard Jabari Bird (14 points, 4.8 rebounds) and senior guard Grant Mullins 9.3 points, 3.1 rebounds), a graduate transfer from Columbia.

Bird had 21 points, including five 3-pointers, against Oregon. Cal has four players who have scored at least 20 this season.

Cal's conference wins have come at USC and at home against Washington and Washington State.

The Bears are one of the Pac-12's top defensive teams and weaker offensive teams.

Cal is second in the conference in scoring defense (63 points per game) and field goal percentage defense (39.3); nine in scoring offense (69.8), 11th in assists (12.4) and 12th in field goal percentage (43.4) and free throw percentage (64.0).

The Bears lead the Pac-12 in rebounding at 40.4 per game, which is also 17th in the country. They're also second in the conference in rebounding margin (plus-7.9) and third in offensive rebounds (12.1).

Cuonzo Martin is in his third year as Cal's head coach.

Martin previously spent three years as head coach at Tennessee, leading the Volunteers to the Sweet 16 in 2014. He's also been the head coach at Missouri State and an assistant at Purdue.


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