Cal vs Washington/Washington State

Cal forward Harper Kamp gets a shot off over Washington State forwards
Brock Motum and DeAngelo Casto.
© Matt Cohen 2011

Cal's Pac-10 schedule kicked into gear last week, and after beating up on
smaller schools and getting hammered by ranked teams like San Diego
State and Kansas, it was time for Mike Montgomery's young Golden Bears
to start their home conference slate. First up was a surprisingly athletic
Washington State team that fought back to take Cal to overtime before
succumbing 88-81.

Cal guard Brandon Smith puts up a shot around a block from Washington
State guard Klay Thompson.
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Washington State guard Klay Thompson drives the lane for a dunk.
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Washington State forward DeAngelo Casto tries to shoot under pressure from
Cal guard Allen Crabbe and forward Richard Solomon.
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Washington State guard Marcus Capers passes along the baseline under
pressure from Kamp.
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Casto drives for a layup under pressure from Cal guard Jorge Gutierrez. © Matt Cohen 2011

Montgomery complains to officials after one of many questionable calls. © Matt Cohen 2011

Next up for Cal was the top-25 Washington Huskies led by junior guard
Isiah Thomas. Thomas is a dynamic point guard who can really dominate
a game when he is on. I had the opportunity to shoot him last year during
the NCAA tournament and since then, he seems to have bulked up which
helps him get to the basket on slashing runs through the paint. Cal had no
answer to Thomas and ended up on the wrong side of a 92-71 final.

Cal center Markhuri Sanders-Frison takes the court during introductions. © Matt Cohen 2011

Solomon and Gutierrez stop a drive from Washington guard Terrence Ross. © Matt Cohen 2011

Thomas drives to the hoop and draws a foul from Sanders-Frison. © Matt Cohen 2011

Washington forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning scowls after being called for
an offensive foul.
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Kamp drives to the hoop through a crowd. © Matt Cohen 2011

Thomas drives to the hoop. © Matt Cohen 2011

Gutierrez shoots over Washington forward Justin Holiday. © Matt Cohen 2011

Bryan-Amaning shoots over Cal forward Bak Bak. © Matt Cohen 2011

Montgomery once again complains about a call. © Matt Cohen 2011