A 3-point attempt by San Diego States' Matt Thomas bounced off
the rim at the buzzer.
The Golden Bears led 45-35 with 14:22 left before going cold.
San Diego State closed to 48-47 on Thomas' two free throws with
5:55 left before Vierneisel hit his 3 from beyond the top of the
key to give the Golden Bears (5-3) some breathing room.
Slaughter led all players with 18 points and nine rebounds, and
Heath had 14 points.
The game was the nightcap of the San Diego Slam, a one-day
tournament sponsored by SDSU and the San Diego International Sports
Council. Southern Cal beat San Diego 87-75 in the first game.
Cal and San Diego State hadn't played each other since Jan. 12,
1942. The series is tied 2-2.
San Diego State lost to a Pac-10 team for the second time in
five days and for the fifth time overall. The Aztecs lost 98-69 at
No. 16 Washington on Tuesday night.
The Aztecs shot just 35 percent from the floor and made just 4
of 19 3-pointers.