Jan. 3, 2008
Cal improved its home record to 9-1 this year with its 92-82 win over USC.
USC entered the game allowing just 59.0 ppg, and Cal's 92 points represents the second-most points the Trojans have given up this season.
Eric Vierneisel scored a career-high 15 points. His previous best was 13 at Oregon State on Jan. 18, 2007.
By shooting 11-for-25 from three-point range, Cal has now made at least 10 three-pointers in three straight games. Prior to the stretch, the Bears had not made 10 threes in any game this year.
Cal defeated a ranked opponent at home (USC is No. 22 in the AP poll) for the first time since a 63-61 win over then-No. 15 Oregon on Feb. 15, 2007.