BERKELEY, Calif. -- Allan Crabbe scored 27 points, Justin Cobbs added 22 and California opened its season with a 78-65 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday night.
The Golden Bears led comfortably throughout and were never challenged by the smaller, slower Roadrunners after going on a 21-3 run midway through the first half.
Crabbe, Cal's leading scorer and rebounder in 2011, had 20 points before halftime then gave the crowd at Haas Pavilion a brief scare after injuring his left ankle with 1:27 left while positioning for a rebound. Crabbe returned for the second half and fed David Kravish for an alley-oop dunk that helped push the Bears' lead to 57-35.
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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.