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FINAL SCORE: Cal 78, Cal State Bakersfield 65. Cal wins its season opener behind 27 points from Crabbe and 22 from Cobbs. Solomon finishes with eight points, nine rebounds. Smith, who injured his shoulder last Tuesday in the exhibition win over S.F. State, started and contributed five points and five rebounds. Freshman Tyrone Wallace had six points, five rebounds and three assists in his college debut against him his hometown school.
2:54 2nd H: Less than inspired second half by the Bears, who have scored just 27 points in the period after posting 45 in the first half. Crabbe and Cobbs each with 22. Richard Solomon has eight points and nine rebounds, and freshman Tyrone Wallace, playing against his hometown school, has five points.
11:56 2nd H: Cobbs has 18 to complement Crabbe’s 20. Bears lead 57-40.
15:25 2nd H: Cal leads 51-33. Crabbe seems fine, although he shot an airball 3-pointer on his only shot attempt of the half.
CRABBE UPDATE: The junior guard warmed up with his teammates after the halftime break. He is starting the second half.
HALFTIME: Cal leads 45-28 after Javonte Maynor banks in a 3-pointer for the Roadrunners at the buzzer. Crabbe had 20 in the half before limping off the floor with 1:27, having apparently injured his left ankle. Cannot tell if it’s serious. He was moving OK on the sidelines, but wouldn’t be a surprise if he sits for second half. Cobbs has 14 points.
3:49 1st H: Bears have gotten a little sloppy and the Roadrunners have crept within 38-23. CS Bakersfield on mini 8-0 run after trailing 38-15.
10:00 1st H: Roadrunners call timeout and with good reason. It’s 30-9 and getting worse. Cal has outscored the visitors 21-3 over the past 6:57.
11:52 1st H: The Roadrunners are going to have to figure out a way to defend Crabbe — he is 3 for 3 from the 3-point arc and already has 11 points. Cal leads 24-9.
15:57 1st H: Cal jumps out to 12-6 lead. Cobbs with a pair of running floaters, Smith a drive and free throw and Crabbe with a 3-pointer.
LINEUPS: The Roadrunners will start Tyrone White, Javonte Maynor, Zach Lamb, Adam Young and Stephon Carter. Cal will start David Kravish, Richard Solomon, Allen Crabbe, Justin Cobbs and Brandon Smith.
WELCOME: The Bears open their regular season at Haas against Cal State Bakersfield. Will have lineups in a minute.