BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Allen Crabbe scored 15 points and matched his career high with 10 rebounds and No. 20 California defeated Denver 80-59 on Saturday to stay unbeaten at home in Haas Pavilion.
Crabbe, last season’s Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, shot 6 for 9 with three 3-pointers and helped the Golden Bears (5-1) overcome a slow start against the Pioneers (4-1). Cal bounced back from a 92-53 defeat to No. 21 Missouri in the CBE Classic championship game Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
Chris Udofia scored nine points to lead Denver, which was outmuscled inside in losing the rebounding battle 33-20 and outshot from the perimeter. The Pioneers struggled offensively on the heels of an impressive win over Bay Area team Saint Mary’s on Wednesday night in Colorado.
Justin Cobbs added a career-best 22 points on 7-for-9 shooting and made all four of his 3-point tries for the Bears.