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Spencer, Shepard lead San Diego State past No. 14 Cal

Cal guard Tyrone Wallace tries to shoot around San Diego State forward Angelo Chol during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Cal guard Tyrone Wallace tries to shoot around San Diego State forward Angelo Chol during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Las Vegas. The Associated Press

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.

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).

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