TEMPE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Joe Shipp scored 27 points, but it was not enough for No. 24 California to avoid the Pac-10 Conference upset bug as the Golden Bears fell at Arizona State, 75-70.
After top-ranked Arizona lost to Stanford earlier in the night, California had its eight-game winning streak snapped. The Golden Bears (14-3, 7-1) also fell to the Sun Devils (13-6, 5-3) for the first time since 2000.
"This is a good win for this basketball team," Arizona State coach Rob Evans said. "We came out tonight against a really good Cal team and we battled them, especially defensively."
Arizona State used an 8-0 run at the start of the second half to take a 38-34 lead and never trailed again. California got as close as 49-48, but the Sun Devils scored eight of the next 10 points to re-establish control.
"Early in the second half, our defense wasn't strong, and that hurt us," California coach Ben Braun said. "But we got right back in the game. We started to slip a little and give up the ball and Arizona State really took advantage of those turnovers."
Curtis Millage led Arizona State with 21 points while freshman Ike Diogu added 13. Diogu ran his streak of double-digit scoring games to 19, easily the longest by an Arizona State freshman since 1990.
Shipp jumped from 12th place to 10th on California's all-time scoring list with 1,396 points and came within three of tying a school record with his sixth career 30-point game.
The Golden Bears were trying for their first eight-game conference winning streak since 1960. California won the Pacific Coast Conference that year and advanced to the NCAA championship game.
Brian Wethers added 18 points for the Golden Bears.
Wethers, Shipp and Diogu are three of just five players in the Pac-10 to score double figures in every game this season.
Arizona State won its first game against a ranked team since defeating Arizona last season. The Sun Devils had lost to the Wildcats, as well as Kentucky and Oregon, earlier this season.