Jan. 31, 2008
Cal's win over No. 9 Washington State was the Bears' first over a Top 10 team in a true road game since defeating then-No. 9 Arizona, 74-72, on Feb. 12, 1995. Cal did beat then-No. 4 UCLA, 76-69, in overtime at the Pac-10 Tournament last year, but the game was played on a neutral site at the Staples Center.
With 27 points, Ryan Anderson reached double figures for the 22nd straight game. He also has 11 20-point games this season and has scored at least 27 points seven times.
Cal scored 69 points against a WSU team that entered the game leading the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 53.9 ppg.
Jamal Boykin earned his first start in place of DeVon Hardin, who did not travel to Pullman due to a viral infection. He finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block. Over his past three games, Boykin is averaging 12.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg.
Patrick Christopher contributed 16 points, the 14th time this year he has scored 16 or more in a game.
After going 5-for-7 from three-point range, Ryan Anderson is now 20-for-37 (54.1%) from behind the arc in Pac-10 games.
Cal is now 3-2 on the road this season after finishing 3-8 last year.