Cal Bears mens basketball beat Pacific to move to 6-0 in DirecTV Classic

Mark J. Terrill/APAllan Crabbe scored 24 points as the Bears won the DirecTV Classic and their ninth straight game against Pacific.

Mark J. Terrill/APAllan Crabbe scored 24 points as the Bears won the DirecTV Classic and their ninth straight game against Pacific.

Allen Crabbe scored 24 points, Justin Cobbs added 20 and the Cal men’s basketball team pulled away in the final 6 minutes to beat Pacific 78-58 on Sunday to win the DirecTV Classic.

The Golden Bears, who are off to their first 6-0 start since 2007, were 22-for-25 on free throws. Five of their victories have been by double-digit margins.

Cal leads 26-2 in the all-time series between the Northern California schools, which are 80 miles apart. The Bears came in with nine straight wins against Pacific since their previous loss to the Tigers in 1954. This was the first meeting since ?Dec. 9, 2009, when Cal beat Pacific 79-54 in the first Division I basketball game at the Stockton Arena.

Ross Rivera scored 13 points for Pacific (3-3), which shot 34.4 percent and went 3-of-17 from 3-point range. Shooting guard Sama Taku missed all eight of his shots after going 16-of-32 from the field over his previous four games.

The Bears had the luxury of playing the late game all three days of the eight-team tournament, which they began with a 73-70 victory over Drake before beating Georgia Tech 68-57 the following day. All of the teams played three games each.

collegeCollege SportssportsUC Berkeley

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Will the Biden Administration help SF speed up police reform?

City has struggled to implement changes without federal oversight

The SFMTA cut all but 17 bus lines in April last year due to the pandemic and has been slow to bring them back due to budget deficit and continuing low ridership. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supes urge SFMTA to expedite restoration of Muni lines

Resolution emphasizes focus on seniors, individuals with disabilities and community routes

Lowell High School (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students, families call for culture shift at Lowell after racist incident

District to explore changes including possible revision of admissions policy

Alan Wong was among California National Guard members deployed to Sacramento to provide security the weekend before the presidential inauguration. (Courtesy photo)
CCSF board member tests positive for COVID-19 after National Guard deployment

Alan Wong spent eight days in Sacramento protecting State Capitol before Inauguration Day

Due to a lack of votes in his favor, record-holding former Giant Barry Bonds (pictured at tribute to Willie McCovey in 2018) will not be entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Ex-Giants star Barry Bonds again falls short of Hall of Fame

After striking out yet again in his bid to join Major League… Continue reading

Most Read