LAS VEGAS – Winston Shepard scored all of his 15 points during a second-half comeback and Skylar Spencer added 15 points to help San Diego State upset No. 14 Cal 72-58 in the Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday night.
Shepard scored nine consecutive points during a 14-0 run for the Aztecs (4-2) that cut Cal’s lead to 45-44 early in the second half.
A long 3-pointer by Cal’s Jordan Mathews brought ended the Bears’ nearly 5-minute drought.
But then Cal entered a 2-of-10 slump from the floor and the Aztecs took the lead. Spencer threw down two one-handed monster slam dunks, and Shepard followed with an alley-oop lay-in to push San Diego State up 50-48 with 9:29 left.
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Five Cal turnovers during a 6-minute stretch late in the game helped the Aztecs extend their lead to 58-50 with less than 5 minutes left in the game.
Ivan Rabb scored 18 to lead the Bears (4-1).