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 Denverm on Friday evening. The guard became the 42nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points, as he helped to guide the Bears to a 3-0 start to the season.
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Junior guard Justin Cobbs added 17 points for the Bears and California pulled away in the final 12 minutes of the contest.
Sophomore forward David Kravish had 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Bears, who had five players score in double figures.
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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).