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Haas is not a Home: Visiting No. 14 Arizona runs away from Cal in the second half

January 17, 2018

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–Make no mistake: Arizona is heating up. After a puzzling three-game losing streak in November, the Cats went undefeated in December and they’ve only lost once so far in January. And the Cal Bears? They’ve–at the least–stopped the slow starts. Now they’ve got work to do on the scoring droughts and […]

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Cal Bears Men’s Basketball Podcast with Michael and Morris: Takes you on a tour of Cal’s road trip and review Bears trip to UW and WSU

January 16, 2018

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall On the Cal Bears Men’s Basketball Podcast with Michael and Morris: Cal drops game two of road trip to Wahzoo: After trailing 30-25 at halftime, Cal simply let this one get away. The Cougars outscored Cal by 20 in the second half and they registered an easy 78-53 win, WSU’s first in […]

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Cal Bears Basketball Podcast with Morris Phillips: No point guard, no offensive passing; Cal tries to figure out how to snap losing skid Wednesday vs. Arizona

January 15, 2018

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall On the Cal Bears Basketball Podcast with Morris: 1) Cal dropped it’s fourth straight game on Saturday to Washington State 78-53 and the second half of the game for WSU in scoring was led by Robert Franks 2) In the last 20 minutes of the second half Cal’s effort was lacklustered which […]

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Lopsided second half says it all as Cal drops its fourth straight to Washington State in 78-53 loss

January 14, 2018

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By Morris Phillips The second half of Saturday’s California-Washington State game couldn’t have provided a greater contrast. Washington State’s high volume turnover factory closed early, the Cougars shared the basketball beautifully, struggling Robert Franks caught on fire, and the smallish home crowd in Pullman sounded like a crowd. At the same time, Cal wilted, displaying […]

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Fumbled away: Cal’s now familiar shortcomings crop up again in 66-56 loss at Washington

January 12, 2018

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By Morris Phillips SEATTLE–Every basketball collective wants their game to sing, as if it were an operatic ballet, hoovering effortlessly three feet above the hardwood. Cal and Coach Wyking Jones want that. Unfortunately, Pac-12 conference play is upon them, and they’re not there yet. Thursday night in blustery Seattle, the Bears started fast, suffered a […]

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Cal Bears Basketball Podcast with Morris Phillips: 11 years in the waiting first time USC & UCLA knocks off Cal; It was an easy win for UCLA

January 8, 2018

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Photo credit: TheAthletic.com On the Cal Basketball Podcast with Morris: 1 First time in 11 years that Cal is beaten by USC and UCLA 2 The Trojans and the Bruins didn’t have to put up too much sweat in facing Cal this week 3 UCLA got a 13-2 start on Cal from the opening tip […]

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Beat LA? Not Cal: Bears get swept by USC and UCLA at home for first time in 11 years

January 6, 2018

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY–For the first time in more than a decade, both UCLA and USC have victories at Haas Pavilion in the same season. And with the Cal Bears still struggling to find their footing against Pac-12 competition, neither the Bruins or Trojans had to sweat. UCLA got their opportunity to take advantage of […]

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Slow start, turnovers lead to USC rout of Cal in Pac-12 home opener 80-62

January 5, 2018

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calbears.com photo: Cal Bears head coach Wyking Jones during recent press conference By Morris Phillips BERKELEY–The pained look on Coach Wyking Jones’ face said it all. The question regarding repeated slow starts for Jones’ California Golden Bears, especially at Haas Pavilion, was fair given that Cal scored just eight points in the first 10 minutes […]

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Cal Bears Podcast with Michael Duca and Morris Phillips: Cal win last Saturday at Stanford could help Cal turn the page

January 3, 2018

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall By Michael Duca and Morris Phillips BERKELEY–Cal did kind of a shocking thing being down 17 points behind Stanford last Saturday, down 11 points with 3:29 to play and they pulled it out in regulation and beat the Cardinal on Stanford’s home floor 74-71. 18 points in that last three minutes in […]

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Cal Bears Basketball Podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears hoping that come back game at Stanford can set the tone for USC Thursday

January 1, 2018

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris: 1 The Bears down to Stanford by 17 points in the first half and came back before the end of the half, figuring out Stanford’s defense. 2 Cal head coach Wyking Jones settled the team down and said they ended up dribbling the ball a whole lot […]

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