Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal drops two in a row to Southland schools

latimes.com photo: The UCLA Bruins David Singleton (31) tries to put the block on the Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) on Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion Cal Bears podcast with Morris: #1Cal (8-10) struggles again another loss this time to the UCLA Bruins (9-9) at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles 50-40 on Sunday #2 JustContinue reading “Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal drops two in a row to Southland schools”

Bruins Got the Message: Quality defensive effort by UCLA shuts down Cal, 50-40

By Morris Phillips This wasn’t by statistical measures a great defensive effort by UCLA, but the Bruins did draw a line that the Cal Bears weren’t capable of crossing. That line came minutes into the second half when Cal’s final lead of the afternoon (25-24) morphed into an 11-minute scoreless drought that propelled UCLA toContinue reading “Bruins Got the Message: Quality defensive effort by UCLA shuts down Cal, 50-40”

Cal Bears Thursday game wrap: USC makes work of Cal 88-56; Bears drop to 8-9

calbears.com photo: Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) takes it to USC on Thursday night, Bradley led Cal with 13 points in Southland By Michael Duca and Morris Phillips It was too much Jonah Mathews and Daniel Utomi as the USC Trojans (13-3) defeated the Cal Bears (8-9) on Thursday night 88-56. For Mathews 19 pointsContinue reading “Cal Bears Thursday game wrap: USC makes work of Cal 88-56; Bears drop to 8-9”

Cal Bears basketball with Michael Duca: After two straight wins can Cal take on USC in the Southland tonight?

latimes.com photo: USC head coach Andy Enfield, right, yells at forward Nick Rakocevic during the first half against UCLA on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: #1 Cal (8-8) has won their last two games that has to be a confidence building in this Pac 12 Conference schedule after theContinue reading “Cal Bears basketball with Michael Duca: After two straight wins can Cal take on USC in the Southland tonight?”

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal comes off big win over Washington prepares for tough USC Thursday night

calbears.com photo: The Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) takes a shot over the Washington Huskies forward Jaden McDaniels (0) on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris: #1 How important was this 61-58 win for Cal (8-8) to get under their belts on Saturday night at Haas PavilionContinue reading “Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal comes off big win over Washington prepares for tough USC Thursday night”

Bradley’s Banker In Overtime: Cal defeats Washington with dramatic 3-pointer, 61-58

By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–Winning ugly has a new signature: the dagger three off the bank in the final seconds of overtime. Cal’s Matt Bradley pulled off the feat in the Bears’ 61-58 win over Washington, and while he didn’t gush over his game-winning basket, coach Mark Fox did. “It was a thing of beauty,”Continue reading “Bradley’s Banker In Overtime: Cal defeats Washington with dramatic 3-pointer, 61-58”

Cal Comes Around: Pac-12 home opening win over WSU, 73-66, ends frustrating stretch for the Bears

By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–For the Cal Bears Thursday night everything went wrong, including the lead up. That included a week of practice that coach Mark Fox said was poor, a couple of players got injured, an uneven shootaround, then the start of the game against Washington State, in which the Bears found themselves doubledContinue reading “Cal Comes Around: Pac-12 home opening win over WSU, 73-66, ends frustrating stretch for the Bears”

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Bears go for their first Pac 12 conference win tonight against WSU

calbears.com photo On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael: #1 It’s been a while since Cal (6-8) played it’s last basketball game on Jan 2nd at Stanford (12-2) in a game they lost 68-52 they’ve had a lot of practices since that game. #2 Talk about Grant Anticevich and Matt Bradley and what they broughtContinue reading “Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Bears go for their first Pac 12 conference win tonight against WSU”

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: After Stanford debacle can Bears right the ship against Wazzu Thursday?

calbears.com photo: Grant Anticevich(15) who led the Cal Bears in scoring last Thursday takes the ball on offense at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris: #1 Like the headline said in your article regarding the Bears (6-8) offense from last Thursday’s game at Stanford (12-2) the Bears simply didn’tContinue reading “Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: After Stanford debacle can Bears right the ship against Wazzu Thursday?”

No Shot: Bears’ offense disappears in lopsided Pac-12 opening loss at Stanford

By Morris Phillips STANFORD, CA–The Stanford Cardinal aren’t physically imposing, blessed with great depth, foot speed or rebounding acumen, but they consistently carry themselves as a formidable defensive team. So far–with non-conference play complete and the Pac-12 schedule in front of them–their portrayal of themselves holds weight. Stanford ranks 13th (out of 350) nationally, allowingContinue reading “No Shot: Bears’ offense disappears in lopsided Pac-12 opening loss at Stanford”