California rallies to defeat Oregon State 71-68

California rallies to defeat Oregon State 71-68
February 1, 2013, 12:06 am
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Oregon State's Devon Collier shoots against California during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)


BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Richard Solomon's dunk with 17.6 seconds remaining capped a big run by California over the final 8 minutes, and the Golden Bears rallied from 12 points down in the second half to beat Oregon State 71-68 on Thursday night.

Allen Crabbe had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Justin Cobbs added 14 points and matched his season high of seven assists, to help fifth-year California coach Mike Montgomery to his 100th career victory at the school.

The Golden Bears (12-8, 4-4 Pac-12) trailed most of the second half and were down 59-53 before Crabbe and Cobbs combined to score 12 of Cal's final 18 points.

Roberto Nelson scored 25 points for Oregon State (11-10, 1-7). The Beavers had two chances to score after Solomon's basket but failed to get a shot off.