Basketball: A novel experience for Monty

Cal’s most lopsided loss of the young season — by 27 points — was unlike a college game first-year coach Mike Montgomery has experienced in nearly 11 years.

The Bears (6-2) lost 93-66 to Missouri on Sunday afternoon in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.

Montgomery, who coached the Golden State Warriors in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and was out of coaching the past two seasons, hadn’t experienced such a one-sided defeat since his Stanford squad lost by 32 points —  90-58 — at Arizona on Feb. 28, 1998. That was 190 college basketball games ago for Monty.

Jeff Faraudo