Cal Basketball

Cal Holds Off Cal Poly on Austin's Game Winner 67-66

December 15, 2018

Berkeley, CA-- The Cal basketball team came into Saturday night looking for its first winning streak of the season, and it came by the hands of Bay Area native, Paris Austin, with 3.8 seconds left in the game. Cal got the win in a grind it out game against the Cal Poly Mustangs 67-66. 

With the win, it brought the Bears to 4-5 on the season and 4-1 at Has Pavilion. With the loss, Cal Poly drops to 3-6 and 0-5 in away games. Cal held the lead for the majority of the first half with the early help from the new lineup change, in Freshman center Connor Vanover scoring 7 points in the games first five minutes. 

Cal Poly did an excellent job on the defensive end containing the three-point shot and making the usually catch and shoot players from Cal put the ball on the deck and try to score that way. Cal shot 5-21 (21.4%) from downtown, and unlike in the past, they still found a way to win. 

It was a balanced scoring affair for the home team with Sophmore forward Justice Sueing leading the way with 15 points and seven rebounds. The games hero, Paris Austin, finished with 10 points and the two freshman centers, Kelly and Vanover had 8 and seven respectively. 

For the visiting team, Senior Guard Donovan Fields was a tough guard through the games first 38 minutes but went scoreless for the final 1:45 of the game missing his last four shots. Fields finished the game with 10-21 from the field and a game-high 26 points.

The Mustangs play at Bakersfield on Tuesday, and The Golden Bears head south as well playing at Fresno State Wednesday night looking to extend its winning streak to 3.  

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