Cal Youth Movement Leaves Mark on Danes
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  08/21/2011

Aug. 21, 2011

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GENTOFTE, DENMARK - Fueled by the strong play of its underclassmen, the California men's basketball team pulled away and secured a 95-78 victory over the Danish National Team on Sun., Aug. 21, at Kildeskovshallen, Adolphvej 25, to conclude a 10-day tour that spanned Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The Golden Bears went 4-1 in five games and gained valuable experience for one of the deepest squads in the Pac-12 conference. The team will return to the Bay Area on Mon., Aug. 22.

Though junior forward Robert Thurman posted another impressive game to lead Cal with 17 points, it was freshman forward David Kravishwho was on the floor in the fourth quarter as the Bears ripped open a 10-point lead to secure the 17-point win. Kravish finished with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Sophomore guards Allen Crabbe and Jeff Powers also had strong outings with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Senior guard Jorge Gutierrez had nine points while sophomore guard Justin Cobbsdropped eight points to go with eight assists.

Junior guard Brandon Smith put in seven points. Freshman forward Christian Behrens had six; sophomore guard Emerson Murray had five, and freshman guard Alex Rossirounded out the scoring with three points.

With Thurman, Kravish, Crabbe, Gutierrez, and Cobbs on the floor to start the game, the Bears' potent offense racked up 26 points in the first quarter, but the Danish stayed close to trail by just two at the first break. However, undeterred, Cal fought through the second stanza to gain a six-point advantage as the teams headed into the halftime break, 50-44.

The same quintet started the second half for the Bears, and built a 10-point cushion as the third quarter came to a close with Cal on top, 71-61. The Bears ran with Murray, Rossi, Kravish, and Behrens in the final quarter as the young Bears turned an already impressive 10-point lead into a blowout 17-point victory.

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All times local, approximate, and subject to change without notice

Friday, Aug. 12
08:30 a.m. - Depart from San Francisco International Airport
05:30 a.m. - Arrive at New York Kennedy International Airport

Saturday, Aug. 13
09:35 a.m. - Arrive in Sweden at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
All day - Explore Stockholm, Sweden

Sunday, Aug. 14
10:00 a.m. - Sightseeing tour of Vasamuseet
05:00 p.m. - Game #1: California vs. Solna Vikings (Solnahallen Ankdammsgatan 46)
     Cal def. Solna, 89-71

Monday, Aug. 15
All day - Explore Stockholm, Sweden
07:00 p.m. - Game #2: California vs. Uppsala Basket (Fyrishov Idrottsgatan 2)
     Cal def. Uppsala, 76-74

Tuesday, Aug. 16
10:00 a.m. - Depart by bus for Oslo, Norway (7 hours)
All day - Explore Oslo, Norway

Wednesday, Aug. 17
10:00 a.m. - Sightseeing tour of Oslo, Norway (including Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, etc.)
07:00 p.m. - Game #3: California vs. Norwegian National Team (Rykkinnhallen Leirdueveien 73)
     Norway def. Cal, 69-64

Thursday, Aug. 18
12:00 p.m. - Sightseeing tour of Akershus Fortress and Norwegian Resistance Museum
05:00 p.m. - Board DFDS (Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab) Ferry for Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday, Aug. 19
09:30 a.m. - Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark
10:00 a.m. - Sightseeing tour of Copenhagen (including Nyhavn, Little Mermaid, etc.)
07:30 p.m. - Visit the Tivoli Amusement Park

Saturday, Aug. 20
All day - Explore Copenhagen, Denmark
05:00 p.m. - Game #4: California vs. Danish National Team (Kildeskovshallen, Adolphvej 25, Gentofte)
     Cal def. Denmark, 81-73

Sunday, Aug. 21
01:00 p.m. - Game #5: California vs. Danish National Team (Kildeskovshallen, Adolphvej 25, Gentofte)
     Cal def. Denmark, 95-78

Monday, Aug. 22
02:00 p.m. - Depart Copenhagen Airport
05:00 p.m. - Arrive at New York Kennedy International Airport
11:00 p.m. - Arrive at San Francisco International Airport