Nov. 16, 2012
DENVER (AP) - Junior Allen Crabbe scored 17 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead the California men's basketball team to a 72-61 victory at Denver Friday evening. The guard became the 42nd member in school history to score 1,000 career points as he helped guide the Bears to a 3-0 start to the season.
Justin Cobbs added 17 points for the Bears and California pulled away in the final 12 minutes of the contest.
David Kravish had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears, who had five players score in double figures.
Brett Olson had 17 and leading scorer Chris Udofia had 16 points for the Pioneers.
Sophomore Royce O'Neale heated up late to finish with 14 points for Denver.
Crabbe, who scored a career-high 33 against Pepperdine on Tuesday, had 17 points in the second half and helped key a decisive run to keep the Bears undefeated on the young season.
Cal (3-0) led by one at the break but quickly opened up a seven point lead behind the scoring of Cobbs and Robert Thurman. Thurman scored six quick points as the Bears went ahead 45-39 near the 12-minute mark.
Cal travels to Anaheim, Calif. next week where the Bears will open play in the DirecTV Classic with Drake on Thanksgiving night at 8:30 p.m. (PT).