The California Golden Bears men's basketball team concluded a very successful European trip by winning both their matchups with the Danish National squad. In the first game on Saturday, Cal won 81-73. They then blew out Denmark 95-78 in the second game on Sunday. Both games were played in Copenhagen.
The biggest contributor scoring-wise has been the surprising walk-on center Robert Thurman, who in his junior campaign and his second year with the team is starting to show some great signs. Thurman notched 21 points in the first game and put up 17 in the second game, leading the team on both occasions in scoring. Jorge Gutierrez returned to action after missing the first three matchups and put up 13 points in the first game and nine in the second.
Newcomers/freshmen David Kravish and Christian Behrens also produced relatively well on both occasions, with Kravish reaching double figures on both occasions. Likely point guards Justin Cobbs and Brandon Smith combined for 19 points in the first matchup and 15 points in the second (Cobbs also dished eight assists). Allen Crabbe had 13 points and Jeff Powers had 10 in the second game.
Kravish and Thurman probably get extended time after the injuries to Cal's starting bigs. Richard Solomon sat out both games after getting his eye scratched. Harper Kamp played sparsely in the first game and sat out the second matchup.
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