No audio or video for this game. All stats and updates came via assistant Coach John Montgomery's twitter feed. (No, he wasn't actually tweeting throughout the game - he delegated to one of the managers.)
Cal lead this one right from the tip and cruised out to an early 24-13 lead with seven different Bears showing up on the scoreboard. By half, they had built the lead up to 48-30. Allen Crabbe lead the way with 25 points, and new point guard Justin Cobbs had a strong debut with 12 points and 6 assists. Robert Thurman also had a strong game off the bench with 14 points and 8 boards. After the jump, we'll look at the actual game-time tweet updates:
End of 1st qtr - Cal leads 24-13. 7 Bears put points on the board including Crabbe and Kravish.
30-48 the Bears leading at the half. Murray hits a big 3. Rossi getting some rebounds and Thurman with 4 pts. #gobears
End or 3rd - Cal up 68-55. Smith ends the qtr with a 3 but is answered at the other end as time #gobears
89-71 Cal wins!
Crabbe 25 pts, 4 assts -Cobbs 12 pts, 6 assts -Solomon 9 pts, 4 rebs- Thurman 14 pts, 8 rebs -Smith 8 pts, 6 assts -Kravish 6 pts, 5 rebs
Surprise of the day......Robert Thurman with 14points and 8 Rebounds as the Bears win 89-71
Next up, a 10am game on Monday morning against Swedish Club team Upsala Basket. Go Bears!