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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal heads to ASU in hopes to pick up their first Pac-12 win of the season Wednesday

February 18, 2019

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris: #1 The Cal Bears (5-20) head into Wednesday night’s game to face the ASU Sun Devils (17-8). The Bears are winless in the Pac-12, could they go winless for the rest of the way at this rate? #2 The Bears’ big highlight in their […]

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USC, Boatwright take control early, Trojans rout the Bears 89-66

February 17, 2019

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–The Golden Bear highlight of the evening? Jacob Orender’s 3-pointer in the game’s final minutes. For Cal, that’s not good. The Bears started lethargically, likely in deference to the effort they expended in an overtime loss to UCLA on Wednesday, and were routed by the USC Trojans on Saturday evening, 89-66. […]

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Running Out Of Gas: UCLA hangs around then stuns Cal in OT, 75-67

February 14, 2019

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, Calif. — Typically, the Cal Bears can’t seem to stop anyone from scoring. On Wednesday, their issues were with scoring themselves. From a competitive standpoint, the change put the Bears in a more esteemed place by leaps and bounds than they’ve been during a lengthy, 12-game losing streak. But ultimately, losing […]

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Bears Squander Another Opportunity, Fall to UCLA 75-67 in Overtime

February 14, 2019

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall By: Michael Duca BERKELEY, Calif. — The second time was not the charm. Cal opened its Pac-12 season against a UCLA team in disarray, with Interim Coach Murry Bartow coaching his first game after a mid-season change. The Bruins broke form and blew out Cal at Pauley. Wednesday night, the Bears got […]

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Coaches On The Floor: OSU too smart in crunch time for winless Cal

February 10, 2019

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By Morris Phillips Ethan Thompson may be just a sophomore in accordance with his NCAA status, but on Saturday afternoon with the game on the line, the wily point guard was Oregon State’s professor emeritus. With OSU clinging to a 73-71 lead with less than two minutes remaining, Thompson drove on Cal’s Darius McNeill and […]

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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips and Michael Duca: The effort was there, but Cal remains winless in the Pac-12

February 10, 2019

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris and Michael: The Cal Bears (5-18) didn’t leave neither the States of Oregon or Washington in a state of grace. The Bears remain winless in the Pac-12. There were some things in the game against the Oregon State Beavers (18-5) to be pleased about on […]

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Not Much Difference: Cal competitive early then wilts at Oregon in 73-62 loss

February 7, 2019

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By Morris Phillips Cal’s high point was also the beginning of the end for the Bears on Wednesday at Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena. A 7-0 run capped by Justice Sueing’s three-point play gave the Bears a 15-13 lead with 9:32 remaining in the first half.  It would be the final lead for the Bears on […]

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca and Morris Phillips: Bears came close, but Okpala and Cardinal turn it up a notch

February 4, 2019

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californiagoldenblogs.com photo: The Stanford Cardinal and Cal Bears do battle last  Sunday  at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael and Morris: #1 Another tough loss for the Cal Bears (5-16) on Sunday afternoon at Haas Pavilion as the Bears lost to the visiting Stanford Cardinal (11-10) 84-81. #2 The Cardinal’s KZ […]

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What Now?: Late game, reversed call prevents Cal from ending losing skid

February 3, 2019

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, Calif. — The made shots, assists, team effort and the coaching staff’s approval all leaned heavily toward the Cal Bears on Sunday afternoon. The critical, late game calls made by the officials did not. The Bears appeared to gain an 83-83 tie on Matt Bradley’s physical drive for a bucket and […]

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: At this rate, Cal can only reboot and play for pride now

January 28, 2019

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris: #1 The Utah Utes head coach  Larry Krystkowiak saw his offense get it in gear against the Cal Bears instantly on offense, but the defense took awhile to get it in gear, but once they did, the Bears were pretty much done. #2 The home […]

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