Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal hosts Colorado Thursday night in effort to get in the win column

photo from Calbears.com On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris: #1 Not enough offense as you stated in the headline of your article that the Cal Bears (11-16) were stopped cold in their game in Seattle against the Washington Huskies (13-15) #2 You always hope at least three people can shoot for double figures butContinue reading “Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal hosts Colorado Thursday night in effort to get in the win column”

52 Won’t Do: Cal goes cold, shut down by Washington in 87-52 loss at Seattle

By Morris Phillips If we know anything about the Cal Bears, them scoring 52 points is not good. For the sixth time this season, the Bears posted exactly 52 points on Saturday afternoon at Washington. And for the fifth time, that meant a discouraging, double-digit loss in which the team’s offense disappeared without a moment’sContinue reading “52 Won’t Do: Cal goes cold, shut down by Washington in 87-52 loss at Seattle”

This Time The Road is Kind: Cal whips WSU in Pullman, 66-57

By Morris Phillips The Cal Bears had to take their most arduous trip, and find the most vulnerable opponent–in a rare Wednesday night contest–to end their road woes. No need to ask: they’ll take it. Paris Austin, Andre Kelly and Matt Bradley combined for 46 points in Cal’s 66-57 win over Washington State, their firstContinue reading “This Time The Road is Kind: Cal whips WSU in Pullman, 66-57”

Running With the Devils: Bears acquit themselves quite respectably in 80-75 loss to Arizona State

By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–A high-scoring game is the last thing the Cal Bears want to be involved in. Unless, you’re a Cal fan and ticket holder, then your attitude is probably why not? The Bears’ rebuilding process that landed them in the Pac-12 basement in 2018 and 2019 has them traversing the bottom tierContinue reading “Running With the Devils: Bears acquit themselves quite respectably in 80-75 loss to Arizona State”

Wildcat Wakeup Call: Lethargic Arizona surges after halftime, beats Cal 68-52

By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–Cal’s season-long shooting issues didn’t get corrected on Thursday night. Arizona’s shooting struggles created last week at home against the Los Angeles schools did, with a jolt of confidence that surfaced in a timely manner after halftime. Some issues are chronic, some are fleeting. In a 16-point road victory over Cal,Continue reading “Wildcat Wakeup Call: Lethargic Arizona surges after halftime, beats Cal 68-52”

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal needs to bone up for Arizona Thursday night at Haas

calbears.com photo: The Cal Bears Paris Austin (3) and Matt Bradley (20) get ready for tonight’s game with the Arizona Wildcats at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael: #1 In Cal’s (10-13) last game in Utah (14-9) the Bears didn’t have a chance as the Utes clobbered Cal 60-45 almostContinue reading “Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal needs to bone up for Arizona Thursday night at Haas”

Cal Shut Down: Utah comes up with season-best defensive effort in 60-45 win over the Bears

By Morris Phillips When your best player makes shots winning comes easier. When that best player also shuts down the opponent’s main guy, winning is almost assured. It was for Utah on Timmy Allen on Saturday at the Huntsman Center. The Utes leading scorer came up with 14 of his team-best 20 points down theContinue reading “Cal Shut Down: Utah comes up with season-best defensive effort in 60-45 win over the Bears”

Road Remains Rough: Cal suffers narrow loss at Colorado, falls to 0-9 away from home

By Morris Phillips No. 24 Colorado didn’t like the way they played, but they were satisfied with how they finished in a 71-65 win at home on Thursday night. Cal coach Mark Fox said he and his coaching staff would examine how they do things approaching road contests after dropping the first eight this season,Continue reading “Road Remains Rough: Cal suffers narrow loss at Colorado, falls to 0-9 away from home”

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Improved Golden Bears get another test in Colorado on Thursday night

calbears.com photo: Cal prepares for their game against the Buffaloes in Colorado on Thursday night Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: #1 Cal (10-9) played a close game against the Oregon Ducks (18-4) on Thursday losing by five points 77-72 Cal gave it their all and could have very well won this game #2 CalContinue reading “Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Improved Golden Bears get another test in Colorado on Thursday night”

Standing Firm: Big charge call in final seconds allows Cal to slip past OSU, 69-67

By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–The youthful Cal Bears and their coaching staff didn’t know what to expect. After two, last place finishes in the Pac-12, a coaching change, and a roster with as many additions as departures, they knew they probally weren’t going to be great, and that they didn’t want to be last-place bad.Continue reading “Standing Firm: Big charge call in final seconds allows Cal to slip past OSU, 69-67”