Andrew Hutchinson has been a multimedia reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2014.
Cal Ends Hogs' Season
Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson speaks to players against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas couldn't overcome a slow start and fell to Cal 75-64 in the second round of the NIT Monday night.
In a game that did not start until 10:15 p.m. central time, the Razorbacks shot 32.1 percent from the field and 16.7 percent behind the arc.
Rashad Madden led Arkansas with 15 points and added five rebounds and five assists, while Bobby Portis contributed with a double-double, scoring 12 points and hauling in 10 rebounds.
The Razorbacks had only eight points in the first 15 minutes of the game and finished with 23 in the first half. The scoring picked up in the second half, as Arkansas scored 41 points to finish with 64.
Cal led by 24 with just over 14 minutes left in the game, but the Razorbacks made a 26-10 run to pull within eight with four minutes remaining.
The loss ends Mike Anderson's third season at Arkansas with a 22-12 record.