Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/31/13
Mike Montgomery is getting rather used to losing his leading scorer, then finding a reliable replacement or two to carry the load as California continues winning year after year. This time around, the Golden Bears lost Pac-12 Player of the Year Allen Crabbe, who is now playing for the Portland Trail Blazers. ''I think that replacing Allen is always going to be a tough thing to do,'' senior point guard Justin Cobbs said. With added depth in the backcourt to complement Cobbs, Montgomery is confident Cal will have a more balanced offensive attack as it looks to return to the NCAA tournament. The Bears have played in the NCAAs in three of the past four seasons but haven't advanced to the round of 16. ''We've got a good group of kids,'' said Montgomery, beginning his sixth season as coach. ''Those guys should be able to make up for the loss of Allen.'' Cal has rebuilt after losing a star player before. The Bears had three of the past four conference players of the year, with Crabbe ...
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