California Upsets #9 Washington State 69-64

PULLMAN (AP) — No. 9 Washington State couldn’t stop the Pac-10’s leading scorer, Ryan Anderson, who exploded for 27 points for California, and suffered its first home loss of the season 69-64 Thursday night in Pullman.

It was the Cougars’ first defeat at Friel Court since March 1, 2007.

The Cougars saw their Pac-10 record fall to 5-3 in the Pac-10, while the Golden Bears broke a three-game losing streak to improve to 3-5 in league play.

Star guard Derrick Low came into the game leading the Cougars in scoring with 14 points per game, but got only five points on 2-11 shooting. He was 0-9 from three-point range, including two three-point attempts in the closing seconds.

Anderson shot 9-13 from the field, including 5-7 on three-pointers, and added nine rebounds. Patrick Christopher added 16 points for Cal.

Cal center Devon Hardin, who is averaging 10 points and 8.2 rebounds this season, did not make the trip from Berkeley to Pullman because he was ill. Jamal Boykin, a transfer from Duke, started in his place and scored 12.

For Washington State, Kyle Weaver scored 15 points, Taylor Rochestie 14 and Aron Baynes 11.

The game was played before a crowd of 8,810, even though the Pullman area has been paralyzed by a storm that has dumped a foot of snow, forcing classes to be canceled at WSU on Thursday and Friday.