No. 24 Cal easily beats UC San Diego in exhibition



BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Allen Crabbe scored 12 points in the second half and No. 24 California overcame a sluggish start to beat Division II UC San Diego 88-53 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night.

Crabbe, the Pac-12’s freshman of the year last season, missed three of his first four shots and had only two points at halftime. He responded with eight points in a quick burst following the break, and later scored on consecutive trips down the court when the Golden Bears built a 67-39 lead.

Reserve Justin Cobbs had 17 points for the Bears, who open the regular season next week against Irvine. Harper Kamp added 10 points and Jorge Gutierrez, Cal’s leading scorer a year ago, had seven points and four assists.

The Bears led by as much as 38.