Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) - Allen Crabbe posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the California Golden Bears over the Utah Utes, 64-46, in a Pac-12 Conference tilt at Haas Pavilion.
For the Golden Bears (19-9, 11-5 Pac-12), Justin Cobbs added 12 points and seven assists and Tyrone Wallace chipped in 11 points, as California won for the sixth-straight time.
The Utes (11-16, 3-12) were led by Jordan Loveridge with nine points and 11 rebounds.
Cal opened a 34-24 lead at the break by shooting 44.4 percent from the field and holding Utah to just 32.1 percent. The Bears connected on 5-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc while the Utes shot 2-of-9 from the perimeter. After falling behind, 22-14, with 6:33 left in the first half, Cal responded with a 20-2 run to close out the period.
After intermission, both teams struggled from the field. The Bears made only 35.7 percent of their field goal tries, including just 2-of-10 from 3-point distance. The Utes shot a woeful 25.9 percent from the field in the second half, missing all but one of their eight 3-point tries, as they fell for the third straight game.
Cal outrebounded Utah, 40-34, and held them to their lowest scoring output of the season.