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Men's Basketball Insta-Recap: Montana State beats Cal, 63-60
Too many turnovers. Too much Brandon Walker.
Montana State’s Brandon Walker scored 26 points to lead the Bobcats to the upset win over Cal. The Bears had no answer for the big man, as he showed an impressive array of spins and low post moves to dominate whomever the Bears threw at him on defense.
The Bobcats would push their lead to 12 points early in the second half, before Cal started to chip away around the 12-minute mark. Cal would continue to chip away, getting the lead down to 1 at the 2:34 mark, but Montana State responded with a basket to maintain the slim lead. Jaylon Tyson almost singlehandedly bought the team back, scoring 19 of his 27 points in the second half. Jalen Cone had two long-range shots in the last 2 seconds to tie it up, but he missed both.
Cal missed Devin Askew(inactive - injured) at the point guard position, as Cal committed 14 turnovers, a season high. Montana State converted those turnovers into 19 points.
Cal’s next game is against UTEP next Monday in San Juan Capistrano, as part of the SoCal Challenge. Tipoff is 7:30pm.
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