Stanford women’s head coach Tara VanDerveer holds the netting after the Cardinal beat UCLA on Sun Mar 8, 2021 as the Cardinal continue in the Pac 12 Tournament (photo from @GoStanfordWBB)
On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:
#1 We’ll start off talking about women’s basketball Jerry, the Stanford women (25-2) got a big win over UCLA (16-5) on Sunday 75-55 a game that showed you what this team can do and why their ranked No. 1.
#2 Michaela Onyenwere last Sunday scored 30 points and has been a key part of the offense for the Stanford women.
#3 Turning to men’s basketball last night at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas. The Cal Bears played wire to wire against the Stanford Cardinal. The Cardinal just couldn’t generate the kind of offense they’ve had in past games this season and it wasn’t even close in the loss 76-58.
#4 Oscar da Silva returned from the injured list and scored 12 points and Jaiden Delaire finished first in scoring with 14 but it was too little for Stanford to beat Cal.
#5 What’s has to be in store for Stanford head coach Jerod Haase he had a team that was good enough to compete, the da Silva injury hampered the team and now he’s going to have to look forward to getting some recruiting done in the off season.
Jerry Feitleberg did the Stanford Cardinal podcasts for the 2020-21 season and will return next Thursday on the Oakland A’s podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg Thu Mar 11, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Oregon Ducks guard LJ Figueroa (top) goes for the throw down as Cal defenders Ryan Betley (left) and Andre Kelly (right) could only watch during the last regular season game on Sat Feb 27, 2021 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. Cal will face Stanford in the Pac 12 Tournament in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Center on Wed Mar 10, 2021 (AP News photo)
On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:
#1 Morris, one consolation about the Cal Bears season (8-19) the Pac 12 Tournament will be their last hurrah for the 2020-21 season.
#2 Let’s talk about some of the players who shined and had some good games during the season for Cal we’ll start with the very popular Matt Bradley who finished the season with 18.4 points per game average
#3 The Bears Andre Kelly finished in second in average season scoring with 10.4 not the biggest overall season number but Kelly did help out with some games this season.
#4 For head coach Mark Fox looking past the Pac 12 Tournament he should have a busy off season recruiting.
#5 The Bears are in Vegas on Mar 10th and will face Stanford do you see any outside chance the Bears could make this an interesting game although their long shots for advancing in the Tournament.
Morris Phillips covered the Cal Bears men’s basketball team for the 2020-21 season and will return next Monday for the San Francisco Giants podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Cal Bears struggled to get some offense going but struggled in both halves of their contest against Oregon Ducks on Sat Feb 27, 2021 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (Cal Athletics photo)
Morris on Cal Bears basketball podcast:
#1 Morris, final game of the regular season on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion a frustrating loss to end the season for the Cal Bears (8-19) against a very good Oregon Ducks (16-5) team 74-63. Like you said in your headline the Ducks did harass Cal all night long.
#2 Cal did play hard and were focused but the Ducks dominated both halves and from the beginning you get the sense Cal would have a long night trying to keep up with Oregon.
#3 Although Cal had four players in double figures those figures were low scoring from Ryan Betly (13), Matt Bradley (12), Andre Kelly (12), and Jarred Hyder (10).
#4 The Bears (8-19, 3-17) last place finish in the Pac-12 comes with an alarming distinction: among Power 5 conference schools (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) only Boston College will finish the season with a lower power rating. Boston College at ranked 261 while Cal ranked 246.
#5 Its off to the Pac 12 Tournament for Cal’s next game on March 10th at T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas and Cal gets one more chance to shine how does head coach Mark Fox prepare for this tournament?
Join Morris for Cal Bears coverage at the Pac 12 Tournament starting March 10th at T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips Mon Mar 1, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Noah Williams of the Washington State Cougars drives towards the hoop against four Cal Bears defenders. Williams was top scorer with 32 points on Thu Feb 18, 2021 at Pullman WA (WSU photo services)
On the Bears podcast with Michael:
#1 After the Cal Bears (8-16) had a huge victory over the Colorado Buffaloes last Saturday things turned for the worse at Washington State and the Cougars had their way with a convincing 82-51 win on Thursday night.
#2 Matt Bradley led the way in scoring for the Bears with 16 and Andre Kelly followed up with 10 points and both were the only ones in double figures.
#3 No way Noah Williams of the Cougars had 32 points no way because there was no way the defense could have shut him down as Williams worked his way through the Cal defense even in the paint.
#4 Michael when you see someone like that having his way with the defense would it have helped if head coach Mark Fox had double teamed Williams?
#5 It’s onto Seattle and the Washington Huskies (4-17) who have lost seven of their last eight games and the Cal Bears have lost nine of their last ten games both teams clash on Saturday at 7:00pm at UW.
Join Michael Duca for the Cal Bears podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Stanford Cardinal forward Oscar da Silva (13) had a double double and scored 23 points against Grant Anticevich (15) and the Cal Bears on Sun Feb 7, 2021 at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto (AP News photo)
Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:
#1 Jerry, the Cardinal (12-7) are coming off a two game sweep over the Cal Bears (7-14) many have said for the Cardinal this was an easy sweep of the struggling Bears.
#2 Stanford star Oscar da Silva had himself quite a Sunday leading the Cardinal in double figures with 23 points.
#3 The Cardinal had four players in double figures behind da Silva, Lukas Kisunas 12 points, Michael O’Connell 11, and Jaiden Delaire with 10 points.
#4 The Cardinal lead at the half 35-24 and in the second half the Bears tried to claw back 46-41 and the Cardinal came away with a six point victory 76-70.
#5 The Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes (15-5) tonight at Maples Pavilion. The Buffaloes have won five of their last six games. The Cardinal had a three game losing streak before playing defeating Cal in their last two games. How do you see the match tonight with Colorado coming to Palo Alto?
Join Jerry each Thursday for the Cardinal podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg Thu Feb 11, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud
The Cal Bears guard Ryan Betley (00) takes a jump shot against the UCLA Bruins guard Jaylen Clark (0) at Haas Pavilion on Thu Jan 21, 2021 (dailycal.org photo)
On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca:
#1 Michael, Cal tried to keep within range of one of the Pac 12’s best the UCLA Bruins but it wasn’t enough in a four point loss 61-57.
#2 For all their effort Cal took a 36-32 half time lead and maybe some confidence they might pull another upset off like they did in Utah last Saturday.
#3 The Bruins one to never give up stayed just ahead of Cal winning the second half of the game 29-21 which ended up being a four point win for UCLA.
#4 Despite the loss it was close and the Bears seemed to have improved their play. They beat the Utah Utes in a nine point game in Utah and played a close game with the Bruins has Cal head coach Mark Fox improved both offense and defense and has he changed the playbook to improve the recent games?
#5 Cal gets another test as they face another big force in the Pac 12 the USC Trojans. The Trojans last game on Thursday night against Stanford was canceled due to Coronavirus protocols if they can get healthy for Saturday how do you see Cal matching up with the Trojans?
Michael Duca does the Cal Bears podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
The Cal Bears Kuany Kuany is thrilled that Cal played some solid second half offense to come back and win over the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City Sat Jan 16, 2021 (AP News photo)
On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:
#1 Morris how big was this for Cal (7-8) to get a win in Utah (5-6) 72-63 which had been a tough place to play for Cal in past years.
#2 In the first half Cal looked like they were going to go down again as the Utes took a 34-22 lead at half time.
#3 Cal was right back in it in the second half scoring 50 and holding the Utes to just 29 points.
#4 Talk about some of Cal’s high scorers Grant Anticevich is back leading the Bears with 14 points, Makale Forman followed up with 12 points, Jerod Hyder and Andre Kelly both scored 11 points.
#5 The UCLA Bruins (11-2) head to Haas Pavilion for Thu Jan 21st’s game. The Bruins defeated the Washington Huskies (1-11) on Saturday 81-76 completing their sixth straight win and Jules Bernard lead UCLA in scoring 20 points. How do you see this match up on Thursday.
Morris Phillips does the Cal Bears podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
The Colorado Buffaloes guard McKinley Wright IV (25) drives in front of the Cal Bears guard Makale Forman (10) during Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at CU Events Center (cubuffs.com photo)
On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:
#1 Michael, looks from start to finish the Cal Bears (6-8) really had a struggle with the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday in a 29 point loss 89-60.
#2 Michael talking about the first half of the game Cal head coach Mark Fox said Cal just couldn’t get any offense going taking a 34-23 score at halftime to the dressing room.
#3 The second half the Buffaloes really opened up things with a 55-37 commanding lead led by Colorado top scorer Jabari Walker with 23 points, which meant Cal pretty much was buried. Coach Fox had to be thinking when you get that far in a deficit it’s nearly impossible to come back.
#4 Michael, three players finished in double figures for Cal all in low scoring totals, Andre Kelly 16, Makale Forman 13, and Ryan Betley with 12 points.
#5 It’s off to Utah and the Utes for Cal on Saturday night. The Utes really had their way with the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday with a 79-65 win. The Utes had four scorers in double figures led by Timmy Allen finishing with 22 points.
Join Michael every Friday for the Cal Bears basketball podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
The Cal Bears offense was able to hold off the Washington Huskies eclipsing them with a six point win at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Sat Jan 9, 2021 (calbears.com photo)
On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:
#1 Morris how relieving is it that Cal (6-7) finally got in the win column with defeat over the Washington Huskies (1-9) on Saturday?
#2 The Bears got a six point win over the Huskies 84-78 did the game appear to look a lot closer and was there any point in the game that the Bears had to be concerned about holding onto the lead.
#3 Matt Bradley is still out of the line up with an injury but Cal forward Andre Kelly has helped picking up the slack with leading the Bears in scoring on Saturday with 22.
#4 Grant Anticevich has made a return with four points and five assists. Talk about how he’s looked in his return and how those assists helped out.
#5 Can the Bears keep it going they head to Colorado (8-3) the Buffaloes are 3-0 at home and have won their last game beating a very tough Oregon Ducks (9-2) team 79-72 last Thursday. The Buffaloes have a game tonight in Utah (4-4) before hosting Cal on Thu Jan 14th.
Join Morris for the Cal Bears podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips Mon Jan 11, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud
The Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) puts some defense on the Nicholls State offense. Bradley led Cal with 26 points in the Bears first win of the 2020-21 season (calbears.com photo)
By Barbara Mason
It had been 275 days since the Cal Bears had played at Haas Pavilion so it has been a long time coming. Monday night the Bears played their home opener taking on Nicholls State. Cal was leading at half-time 23-18. The Bears sealed the deal with a strong second half surge winning by the score of 60-49. Cal outscored Nicholls in the second half 37-31.
Cal’s Matt Brandley turned in a solid performance scoring 26 points in this third game of the season. Grant Anticevich also had 11 points in this game. The Bears sank 10 3-pointers courtesy of starters Anticevich with three and Brandley who also had three. Makale Foreman and Ryan Betley both turned in two 3-pointers each.
While the Bears did trail early by a slim margin 4-3 they really turned it around going on an amazing 18-2 run inside of nine minutes in the first half. Nicholls made it interesting when they tied up the game at 23 early in the second half. It was a 3-pointer by Brandley that put the Bears ahead for the remainder of the game. They never looked back taking this game by a comfortable margin.
The Bears now have a 2-1 record after beating Northwest WA handily while dropping one to Oregon State for their only loss this season. The Bears will meet their biggest challenge Thursday night when they take on Arizona State. That game will also be played at Haas with tip-off at 7:30. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.