Dec. 9, 2007
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Cal suffered its first loss of the season with Sunday's 82-75 setback after opening the year with six straight wins, ending Cal's best start since 1994-95.
Ryan Anderson led Cal with 24 points and 11 rebounds, the fourth time in Cal's last five games he has had a double-double.
Cal shot 9-for-11 from the free throw line (81.8%), marking the third straight game the Bears have been 80 percent or higher from the stripe. During the span, they are 65-for-76 (85.5%).
After out-rebounding each of its first six opponents, the Bears were out-rebounded by 10 by Kansas State.
Eric Vierneisel came off the bench to contribute a season-high 11 points, six rebounds and five assists (0 turnovers). He had a total of 10 points entering the game on the year.
DeVon Hardin played only four minutes of the first half due to foul trouble. After entering the game second in the country with an average of 13.0 rpg, he grabbed only three rebounds vs. KSU.
Cal shot 50.9 percent from the floor, the third straight game and fourth time in the last five games the Bears have made more than half their shots.
Cal set a season high with six blocks.
Kansas State's Bill Walker had 30 points, the first Cal opponent to go for 30 or more since Arizona State's Ike Diogu had 35 on Feb. 5, 2005.