BERKELEY, Calif. -- Allen Crabbe broke out of his brief shooting slump with 23 points, Richard Solomon had a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds and California beat Prairie View A&M 85-53 on Saturday afternoon.
Justin Cobbs added 14 points for California (8-3), which has won two straight after a season-worst three-game losing streak.
The Golden Bears trailed early then used runs of 14-0 and 11-0 to take control, getting good production from its perimeter offense while dominating in the paint.
Solomon, who had a previous best of 14 points, led the Golden Bears' inside attack while Crabbe went 8 for 11 from the floor to record his 19th career game with 20 points or more.
Jourdan DeMuynck had 11 points and five rebounds for Prairie View (5-7).
Newly announced Cal head football coach Justin Wilcox has his offensive coordinator just two days into the job. Eastern Washington University head coach Beau Baldwin is stepping down and is on his way to run the offense in Berkeley, EWU announced on Monday.
"I’m excited for the great opportunity that’s ahead but I’ll miss an amazing place," Baldwin said at a press conference held at EWU to announce his decision to leave the school.
Under Baldwin, EWU turned into a powerhouse at the FCS level, posting an 85-32 record in nine seasons. The Eagles won five Big Sky Conference titles and were crowned national champions in 2010.
Baldwin has never coached at the Division I FBS level, but has posted success in the past against those teams. Last season, Baldwin and the Eagles started off the year with a 45-42 win on the road against Washington State.
To open the 2013 season, Baldwin received national attention as EWU pulled off a huge upset by taking down No. 25 Oregon State, 49-46.
In 2016, EWU averaged 42.36 points per game. The Eagles rushed for 112 yards per game and gained 238 yards per game through the air.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jake Spavital is returning to West Virginia as offensive coordinator.
Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen announced Spavital's hiring Saturday. He'll also coach the quarterbacks.
Spavital was interim coach at Cal after Sonny Dykes was fired last Sunday. Spavital had finished his first season as Cal's offensive coordinator. Under him, Davis Webb threw for 4,295 and 37 touchdowns.
Spavital was the quarterbacks coach in 2011 and 2012 under Holgorsen at West Virginia, where Geno Smith set numerous school records. Spavital spent three years after that at Texas A&M.