Mar 21, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; California Golden Bears forward David Kravish (45) blocks the shot by UNLV Rebels guard Bryce Dejean-Jones (13) with California Golden Bears forward Richard Solomon (35) during the first half of the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

California vs. UNLV Result: Golden Bears Upset Rebels, 64-61, in NCAA Tournament

We all love March Madness because of the opportunity for upsets. There is no more exciting and action-packed weekend in sports than the first few rounds of the NCAA Tournament and Thursday’s full slate of games was no exception.

In an evening game at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, the No. 12 California Golden Bears were able to edge the No. 5 seed UNLV Rebels, 64-61, and take another step forward in the East Region.

Cal was led by guard Allen Crabbe, who was the games highest scorer with 19 points. Crabbe added 8 rebounds and 5 assists to help the Rebels advance to the round of 32 on Saturday.

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The Golden Bears will meet the winner of tonight’s match up against the No. 4 seed Syracuse Orange and No. 13 seed Montana Grizzlies.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the entire tournament as we keep you up to date with the latest results. Will there be a Cinderella story in 2013? We will have to tune in and see.

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