Scary thought: Pac-12’s hottest team Cal won last weekend without Crabbe leading the way





Allen Crabbe had one of his worst weeks of the season last week but Cal managed to sweep Utah and Colorado

Allen Crabbe had one of his worst weeks of the season last week but Cal managed to sweep Utah and Colorado

California is for real and it goes beyond its seven-game winning streak.

Most Pac-12 followers believe junior forward Allen Crabbe is the defining leader of the surging Golden Bears, who are 20-9 overall and 12-5 in conference play heading into tonight’s game against visiting Stanford. As Crabbe goes so go the Golden Bears? Not so fast.

Against Utah and Colorado at home last week, Crabbe was actually Cal’s fourth-most productive starter and the Golden Bears still managed a sweep and looked impressive against the Buffaloes in a 62-46 victory Saturday. Crabbe had only 35 productivity points in 64 minutes against Utah and Colorado (for definition of productivity points, see glossary), which feel behind post player David Kravish (48 productivity points in 60 minutes), wing player Tyrone Wallace (45 in 67), point guard Justin Cobbs (43 in 73).

Cal’s ability to win without Crabbe performing at a high level is a scary thought for Pac-12 coaches and opposing teams heading into the conference tournament next week in Las Vegas. The Golden Bears are resourceful to overcome an off-night by Crabbe. Where Cal could struggle is if Crabbe and Cobbs, the Golden Bears’ top two producers, both have a bad game.

But that has not happened since Crabbe and Cobbs made only 10 of 23 field goals in a 66-62 loss at ASU on Feb. 7. Cal has not lost since.

UCLA's Kyle Anderson had the most productive week by far of any Pac-12 player

UCLA’s Kyle Anderson had the most productive week by far of any Pac-12 player

UCLA freshman point forward Kyle Anderson was selected the Pac-12 Player of the Week by the conference and the productivity system here is in agreement.

In a sweep of ASU and Arizona, Anderson tallied 85 productivity points in 73 minutes. Anderson is tied with Stanford forward Dwight Powell for the conference lead with a productivity rating of .802.

The next highest productivity player of last weekend was USC forward Byron Wesley, who tallied 50 productivity points in 68 minutes in a sweep of the Wildcats and Sun Devils in the Galen Center. Eric Wise, who scored a career-high 22 points against Arizona, finished the weekend with 48 productivity points in 65 minutes.

The Trojans, 9-7 in the Pac-12, have won six of their last eight games. In one of their losses at Cal, they were up by 15 in the second half but could not close out the upset. If USC can sweep the Washington schools on the road and win one game in the Pac-12 tournament, the Trojans would secure an NIT bid. That’s unreal when considering the Trojans were 8-13 at one point.

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Arizona guard Mark Lyons, who has struggled as of late, was the Pac-12 player of the week after the Wildcats defeated ASU 71-54 in Tempe on Jan. 19. It will take that same type effort by Lyons against Jahii Carson on Saturday to secure the same result. Lyons has a productivity rating of .587 compared to Carson’s mark of .563.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Week Player School PR
9 Kyle Anderson UCLA 1.164
8 Jordan Adams UCLA 1.125
7 David Kravish Cal .849
6 Dwight Powell Stanford 1.099
5 Josh Huestis Stanford 1.161
4 Jordan Bachynski ASU 1.192
3 Mark Lyons Arizona 1.097
2 C.J. Wilcox Washington 1.043
1 Kyle Anderson UCLA .935
PAC-12’s TOP TEN
Player School G S PP MIN PR
Dwight Powell Stan 17 17 437 545 .802
Kyle Anderson UCLA 16 16 393 490 .802
Arsalan Kasemi Ore 16 11 379 489 .775
Jason Washburn Utah 16 16 349 472 .739
Roberto Nelson OSU 16 16 368 505 .729
Shabazz Muhammad UCLA 16 15 358 510 .702
Devon Collier OSU 16 11 271 413 .656
Joe Burton OSU 16 16 324 496 .653
Spencer Dinwiddie Col 16 16 346 544 .636
Josh Huestis Stan 17 17 345 543 .635

School Conf Overall RPI PR
Oregon 12-4 23-6 50 .493
UCLA 12-4 22-7 30 .541
Cal 12-5 20-9 43 .488
Arizona 11-6 23-6 14 .509
Colorado 9-7 19-9 27 .439
USC 9-7 14-15 88 .478
Arizona St. 9-8 20-10 95 .469
Washington 8-8 16-13 84 .445
Stanford 8-9 17-13 72 .493
Oregon St. 3-13 13-16 188 .482
Utah 3-13 11-17 187 .403
Wash St. 2-14 11-18 192 .394

This Week (Tucson times):
Today
No. 23 UCLA at WASHINGTON STATE 7:30 p.m. P12N
STANFORD at CALIFORNIA 9 p.m. ESPN2
USC at WASHINGTON 9:30 p.m. P12N
Tomorrow
No. 19 OREGON at COLORADO 7 p.m. ESPN2
OREGON STATE at UTAH 7 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday
No. 23 UCLA at WASHINGTON Noon CBS
No. 19 OREGON at UTAH 12:30 p.m. P12N
ARIZONA STATE at No. 18 ARIZONA 2:30 p.m. FSN
Series: ARIZ leads, 143-80. Streak: ARIZ 1 (last, 71-54 at ASU)
OREGON STATE at COLORADO 2:30 p.m. P12N
USC at WASHINGTON STATE 4:30 p.m. P12N

PRODUCTIVITY LEADERS
Players listed are top six in minutes played in Pac-12 games
GLOSSARY:
S: Number of starts.
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)


ARIZONA (11-6)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Mark Lyons 17 17 313 533 .587
Solomon Hill 17 17 335 593 .565
Kevin Parrom 17 6 231 427 .541
Nick Johnson 17 17 265 542 .489
Kaleb Tarczewski 17 17 179 366 .489
Brandon Ashley 15 11 153 333 .459
TOTAL TOP 6 17 1476 2794 .528
TOTAL TEAM 17 1744 3425 .509
ARIZONA STATE (9-8)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Jordan Bachynksi 17 16 253 420 .602
Carrick Felix 17 17 354 606 .584
Jahii Carson 17 17 386 686 .563
Jonathan Gilling 17 17 216 598 .361
Evan Gordon 17 12 186 553 .336
Chris Colvin 14 4 54 283 .191
TOTAL TOP 6 17 1449 3146 .461
TOTAL TEAM 17 1642 3500 .469
COLORADO (9-7)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Spencer Dinwiddie 16 16 346 544 .636
Andre Roberson 16 15 318 555 .573
Josh Scott 14 14 191 408 .468
Xavier Johnson 16 13 198 429 .462
Askia Booker 16 16 179 520 .344
Sabatino Chen 16 6 94 389 .242
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1326 2845 .466
TOTAL TEAM 16 1428 3250 .439
UTAH (3-13)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Jason Washburn 16 16 349 472 .739
Jarred DuBois 16 14 210 441 .476
Jordan Loveridge 15 14 211 469 .450
Brandon Taylor 15 8 124 383 .324
Cedric Martin 16 14 87 433 .201
Glen Dean 16 9 55 368 .149
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1036 2566 .404
TOTAL TEAM 16 1300 3225 .403
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (9-7)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Dewayne Dedmon 16 14 217 345 .629
Aaron Fuller 16 4 139 228 .610
Eric Wise 16 16 279 531 .525
Byron Wesley 16 15 272 539 .505
J.T. Terrell 15 12 187 442 .423
Jio Fontan 16 16 204 516 .395
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1298 2601 .499
TOTAL TEAM 16 1552 3250 .478
UCLA (12-4)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Kyle Anderson 16 16 393 490 .802
Shabazz Muhammad 16 15 358 510 .702
Jordan Adams 16 16 287 506 .567
Travis Wear 13 13 205 379 .541
Larry Drew II 16 16 238 579 .411
David Wear 16 3 142 383 .371
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1623 2847 .570
TOTAL TEAM 14 1759 3250 .541
CALIFORNIA (12-5)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Allen Crabbe 17 17 395 635 .622
Justin Cobbs 17 17 327 611 .535
Richard Solomon 17 15 229 440 .520
David Kravish 17 17 284 535 .497
Robert Thurman 17 2 136 282 .482
Tyrone Wallace 17 16 189 526 .359
TOTAL TOP 6 17 1560 3029 .515
TOTAL TEAM 17 1659 3400 .488
STANFORD (8-9)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Dwight Powell 17 17 437 545 .802
Josh Huestis 17 17 345 543 .635
John Gage 17 1 129 243 .531
Chasson Randle 17 16 250 535 .467
Andy Brown 17 16 142 433 .328
Aaron Bright 17 14 159 525 .303
TOTAL TOP 6 17 1462 2824 .518
TOTAL TEAM 17 1677 3400 .493
OREGON (12-4)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Arsalan Kasemi 16 11 379 489 .775
E.J. Singler 16 16 287 530 .542
Carlos Emory 16 5 221 435 .508
Damyean Dotson 16 16 213 455 .468
Tony Woods 16 16 172 368 .467
Johnathan Loyd 16 10 103 411 .251
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1375 2688 .512
TOTAL TEAM 16 1591 3225 .493
OREGON STATE (3-13)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Roberto Nelson 16 16 368 505 .729
Devon Collier 16 11 271 413 .656
Joe Burton 16 16 324 496 .653
Eric Moreland 13 6 217 408 .532
Ahmad Starks 16 14 180 481 .374
Challe Barton 16 8 31 281 .110
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1391 2584 .538
TOTAL TEAM 16 1542 3200 .482
WASHINGTON (8-8)
Player G S PP MIN PR
C.J. Wilcox 16 16 330 551 .599
Aziz N'Diaye 16 16 256 457 .560
Andrew Andrews 16 0 171 390 .438
Abdul Gaddy 16 16 207 499 .415
Scott Suggs 16 16 147 487 .302
Desmond Simmons 16 7 104 357 .291
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1215 2741 .443
TOTAL TEAM 16 1423 3200 .445
WASHINGTON STATE (2-14)
Player G S PP MIN PR
Mike Ladd 11 11 200 355 .563
Brock Motum 16 16 297 591 .503
Royce Wooldridge 16 15 251 529 .474
DaVonte Lacy 16 16 179 492 .364
D.J. Shelton 16 16 160 447 .358
D. Kernich-Drew 16 4 62 318 .195
TOTAL TOP 6 16 1149 2732 .421
TOTAL TEAM 16 1271 3225 .394

Site publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner



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