The Bobcats (3-2) earned their first ever win against a Pac-12 team after seven previous attempts. Texas State hadn't beaten a Power 5 opponent since 1998. It's the first 0-5 start to a season in Cal's 115-year history. The Bears hadn't been 0-4 since 1998.
Drue Drinnon's jumper with 4:08 before halftime gave Texas a 23-22 lead and the Bobcats never trailed again. Tuongthach Gatkek's layup with 14:09 left extended the lead to 40-29 before Cal began chipping away.
Dylan Dawson's 3-pointer created space for the Bobcats for a 51-45 lead with 4:28 left and they relied on free throws (8 for 10) to seal it.
Davis scored 14 points for Texas State.
Monday's game was the first between the two teams.