The Bears erased a 52-40 deficit with 15:49 remaining to come back and beat the Beavers, 71-68. Cal had four players score in double figures, but the key player of the game arguably was forward Robert Thurman, who made a handful of big plays down the stretch. The biggest came with 2:51 left when he corralled an offensive rebound and threw it back out for Justin Cobbs, who drained a 3-pointer to give Cal a 67-66 lead. It had been back and forth before that for a short while, but that gave the Bears the lead for good.
Moments earlier, Thurman had a putback dunk off an Allen Crabbe miss to tie it back up at 64-64.
Crabbe finished with 15 points and eight rebounds; Cobbs had 14 points and tied a season-high with seven assists. Richard Solomon added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Cal had a season-high 25 assists on 30 baskets. The Bears also made a season-high nine 3-pointers.
Cal improves to 12-8, 4-4 in the Pac-12. The Bears host No. 10 Oregon on Saturday afternoon.