BERKELEY -- It took everyone on the floor to engineer Cal's stunning 60-58 upset of unbeaten No. 1 Arizona on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion. And that includes the fans who stormed the floor afterward.
The capacity crowd of 11,877 at Haas Pavilion definitely played a role.
"When that crowd is packed like that we get so much energy," senior guard Justin Cobbs said.
But as the game neared its climax, it seemed no one had more energy than Cobbs.
He had scored just three points in the first half, when the Bears led by as many as nine points on the way to a 30-29 lead over one of the nation's three remaining unbeaten teams.
Then, after Tyrone Wallace made a drive to give Cal a 48-42 lead with 11:30 left, no one other than Cobbs scored another point for the Bears. He scored the Bears' final 12 points.
That fact surprised Cobbs afterward. He was busy playing, not counting.
"Coach said we need to score and we scored," said Cobbs, who finished with a game-high 19 points.
Here's how he scored his final dozen points:
On the final possession, coach Mike Montgomery opted not to use a timeout but joked that he'd already called a play for the big moment.
"We called `make it,' he said.
And Cobbs obliged.