Thursday, November 29, 2007

The slippage continues

So when will one of the WAC teams win a game they weren't supposed to?

Sure, we're being harsh here but the trend is not promising. The evidence is mounting.

This one actually wasn't unexpected but still was a road game for Cal:

Pack basketball drops heartbreaker to Cal
Steve Sneddon
November 29, 2007

It was only a temporary reprieve for the Nevada basketball team.

The Wolf Pack wiped out a 14-point first half deficit, but never figured out a way to slow down 6-foot-10, 240-pound Ryan Anderson and paid dearly for it. Anderson scored a career-high 36 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead California past the Pack, 74-68, in front of 9,126 fans at Lawlor Events Center on Wednesday night.

Nevada dropped to 2-3 for the first time since 2003-04, when it reached the Sweet 16. Cal, the first Pac-10 team to play in Reno since Washington State in 1999, ran its record to 4-0 for the first time since 2001-02.

"We lost a tough game," said the Pack's Marcelus Kemp. "We made a lot of mistakes and their post player (Anderson) had a pretty good game and we couldn't stop him."

Kemp kept the Pack afloat single-handedly in the opening 20 minutes, scoring 21 of his 26 points in the first half. JaVale McGee finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and a career-high equaling six blocked shots in 35 minutes. Brandon Fields had 15 points for Nevada.

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