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January 9, 2013 at 7:13 PM

California live game thread

IT’S OVER — UW 62-47.

ALL BUT OVER — Montgomery is sitting with his hands on his knees. Cal has given up. Wow. UW 57-40, 2:27.

GOOD OFFENSE — Whenever it looks like Cal might make a run, the Huskies respond with a nice set play for a basket. UW 52-38, 7:57.

STILL IN CONTROL — UW 43-28, 14:16.

SECOND HALF — Same starters for both teams.

HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — It might be an understatement, but great defense for the Huskies. They’re swarming. They’re everywhere. They’re dominating the glass. They’re forcing turnover. They’ve smothered Crabbe. They’ve frustrated Cobbs. They had Montgomery shouting on the sideline “What floor are we on?”

Washington leads the rebound battle 30-13. N’Diaye has 7 and Wilcox 6. Crabbe has the most for Cal at 4.

Washington has forced six turnovers. Crabbe has 2.

Washington has held Cal to 36.4 percent shooting (8 of 22). Even when the Huskies didn’t defend the Golden Bears, they couldn’t shoot straight. Cal is 3 of 10 at the line.

N’Diaye has 10 points and Wilcox 9. Crabbe has a team-high 5.

The only thing not going right for the Huskies is their three-point shooting. They’re 0 for 8.

Otherwise it’s been a masterful performance. As dominating as their first half last week at Washington State.

HALFTIME STATS — Click here.

HALFTIME — UW 34-20.

LETTING THEM PLAY — The officials aren’t calling many fouls. The fans here are getting irate.

CAL SCORES — After a 16-0 run, Bak Bak gives Cal two points on a layup. UW 34-20, 2:01.

13-0 RUN — The Huskies have taken control of the game with a 13-0 run. The game was tied 18-18. Now its 31-18 with 3:45 left.

CAL TIMEOUT — Cal coach Mike Montgomery calls timeout to slow UW’s momentum. Huskies are rolling. Up 29-18 with 5:01 left.

STILL DOMINATING THE GLASS — UW leads in rebounding 15-6. Wilcox has five and N’Diaye four. UW pulled ahead on the scoreboard 18-17, 7:18.

THE THURMANATOR STRIKES — Thurman knocked Wilcox down on what was deemed an illegal screen. Very hard hit. UW 16-15, 9:26.

THIRD SUB — Jernard Jarreau is in the game after not playing last Saturday. Cal 15-14, 10:16.

CLEANING THE GLASS — The Huskies are outrebound Cal 10-3, including a 6-0 advantage in offensive rebounds. But the Golden Bears are winning on the scoreboard 15-14, 11:45.

SECOND SUB — Shawn Kemp Jr. is in for Simmons and on his first possession, he gave up a backdoor cut to Solomon. N’Diaye came over and applied a hard foul to prevent a layup. Cal 15-14, 12:40.

FIRST SUB — Andrew Andrews is in for Suggs and he’s taking Crabbe. Cal 13-10. 13:48.

MATCHUPS — Gaddy has Cobbs, Suggs has Crabbe, Wilcox is on Wallace, Simmons has Kravish and N’Diaye has Thurman. Cal 8-6, 15:49.

LINEUPS — No change for UW: Abdul Gaddy, Scott Suggs, C.J. Wilcox, Desmond Simmons and Aziz N’Diaye.

Cal: G Justin Cobbs, G Allen Crabbe, G Tyrone Wallace, F David Kravish and The Thurmanator.

CAL LINEUP CHANGE — Former walk-on Robert “The Thurmanator” Thurman will start in place of Richard Solomon. Thurman scored 16 against UW last season.

PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED — Everyone is on the court, including Scott Suggs, who tweaked his left knee in practice and Abdul Gaddy who is sick.

BAD TV ANGLES — For some reason, TV cameras are stationed in the very last row at Haas Pavilion, which explains why games on TV look like you’re watching from a watchtower.

THE BUZZ — On my way to Haas Pavilion, the buzz on sports radio was all about reported sales negotiations between the Maloofs and Chris Hansen for the Sacramento Kings.

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