Cal Bears basketball Saturday game wrap: Cal remains unbeaten at home, Beats Alcorn State 83-59

sfgate.com file photo: Cal Bears forward Ivan Rabb (1) takes a jump shot on Wyoming Cowboys forward Alan Herndon (5) from Friday Nov 25th’s  game at Haas Pavilion. Rabb led all scorers on Saturday night against the Alcorn State Braves

By: Joe Lami staff writer

The California Golden Bears wrapped up the California Bears Classic on Saturday with an 83-59 victory over the Alcorn State Braves at Haas Pavilion. The win improves Cal’s record to 6-1 overall, with all six of those wins coming on home-court while marking the third straight loss for the Braves.

Cal led the entire way, as they went into the break with a 44-25 lead at the half. But more importantly, the Bears didn’t squander their lead, as they continued to push in the second half. Despite having a three-game win streak Cal blew 20-point leads in each of them, so coming out and playing a good second half was important for the team.

Sophomore, Ivan Rabb had a career night, nabbing a new career high with 26 points. He also brought down seven boards and dished out two helpers in the 29 minutes he played. Roger Moute A Bidias contributed 12, while Don Coleman came off the bench for ten points.

Reginal Johnson was Alcorn State’s leading scorer, as he came off the bench to score 17.

Immediately after the game, the Bears hopped on a plane set for the Aloha State, as they will be participating in the Pearl Harbor Invitational next week. They return to the court on Tuesday to take on Princeton.

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