The third game of the quarterfinals featured the fierce rivals of Cal verses Stanford. In the most recent matchup the Stanford Cardinal defeated the California Golden Bears, preventing the Bears a share of the regular season conference championship.
Stanford was able to take advantage of Cal’s 14 first half turnovers and held a 7-point lead at half time. The Cardinal were lead by Andrew Zimmermann’s 22 points and 7 rebounds, but he was out played by Cal’s Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, had a good all around game, with 22 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. His play, along with the Bears major reduction of turnovers in the second half propelled them past their 7-point half time deficit and on to victory over the Stanford Cardinal.
With his great effort tonight, Pac-12 Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez is the Playmaker of the game.
By Playmaker Contributors: Christian Ceaser & Lewis Geist