Allen Crabbe scored 16 points, unheralded walk-on Robert Thurman added a career-high 16 off the bench, and California remained in at least a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with a critical 69-66 win over Washington on Thursday night.
Allen Crabbe converted three free throws with 8.4 seconds left as Cal earned a hard-fought 53-49 victory over Southern California on Thursday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.
Justin Cobbs scored a season-high 25 points and played stellar defense to make up for the loss of Jorge Gutierrez, as California beat UC Santa Barbara 70-50 in the Pete Newell Classic on Monday.
Jorge Gutierrez scored 24 points and held Damian Lillard, the nation’s leading scorer, to his worst offensive performance of the season as California beat Weber State 77-57 on Friday night.
Allen Crabbe scored 18 points, Justin Cobbs had 10 points and five assists in his second straight start and California beat San Jose State 81-36 on Wednesday night.
No. 24 California matched its best start under coach Mike Montgomery with a 73-57 victory over McNeese State on Monday night.
Kim English had 19 points to lead six Tigers in double figures and No. 21 Missouri dominated No. 20 California 92-53 on Tuesday night to win the CBE Classic.
Mike Montgomery returned to the bench three-plus weeks after undergoing surgery for bladder cancer and coached No. 24 California to a 77-56 season-opening victory over UC Irvine and former assistant Russell Turner on Friday night.
Maurice Jones scored 16 points, Alex Stepheson added 14 points and 16 rebounds in a strong low-post game, and Southern California advanced to the Pac-10 tournament semifinals Thursday with a 70-56 victory over California.
California guard Allen Crabbe was picked as top freshman in the Pac-10 Conference on Monday, one of the league’s key basketball awards.