BERKELEY -- Allen Crabbe made just one of his first six shots, but he kept shooting.
The junior guard scored 24 of his career-high 33 points in the second half, and Cal improved to 2-0 with a 79-62 nonconference victory over Pepperdine in front of 6,403 fans at Haas Pavilion on Tuesday night.
Justin Cobbs added 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. When Crabbe left the game with 4:37 left, he and Cobbs had combined for 56 points -- one more than the entire Pepperdine team (0-2) had at the time.
Crabbe made nine of 12 shots after his chilly start, including 11 straight points for Cal during a three-minute span in the second half. He is averaging 30 points through two games.
"I tell myself this year I can't let my offensive game affect the way I play the whole game," said Crabbe, who also had six rebounds. "I saw I wasn't making shots. I told myself keep shooting. My teammates were finding me. I got into a rhythm and started making shots."