Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Cal battles undefeated USC tonight at Haas; Trojans have not played in 19 days

Cal Bears leading scorer from Sun Jan 2, 2022 game against the ASU Sun Devils Jordan Shepherd who scored 16 points leading the Bears to victory at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (Cal Bears Athletics Dept photo)

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca:

#1 Michael you had a chance to see the Cal Bears (9-5) pick up their fifth straight win at Haas Pavilion on Sunday night defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-8) in rather handed fashion 74-50 the Bears had all their shots falling for them in this one.

#2 The Bears dominated even with their inside game and got tremendous help from Jordan Shepherd (16 pts), Andre Kelly (13 points) and Grant Anticevich (10 pits) the three top scorers.

#3 You talked about Cal head coach Mark Fox challenging the defense in keeping the Sun Devils under 50 points and game’s end the defense did just do that hold the Sun Devils only to 50 points in the 24 point win.

#4 The suddenly ascendant Bears put together their best 40 minutes of basketball this season, and throttled ASU, 74-50, bringing an end to the Sun Devils’ seven-game win streak in the series between the schools.

#5 Michael, the tune kind of changes as the USC Trojans (13-0) come calling on Thu Jan 6th at Haas Pavilion. The Trojans won their last game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-6) 67-53 at the Galen Center in the Southland on Dec 18th. The Trojans have not played a game since Dec 18th and have gone 19 days without playing a game. Will they come out rusty or rested against Cal tonight?

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