Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Cal gets ready for opening night against UC Davis at Haas Pavilion

Cal Bears guard Devin Askew (55) drives on Chico State Wildcats guard Joshua Hamilton (4) at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Wed Oct 2, 2022 (@CalBasketball photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Miguel:

#1 The Cal Bears came out on Wednesday night and grabbed a 62-55 win over the Chico State Wildcats at UC Berkeley it’s early Michael but you saw some good ball distribution and coach Mark Fox liked how the offense looked.

#2 The Bears Lars Thiemann got himself a double double with ten points and ten rebounds. Thiemann is noted for having some good offensive games last season how ready does he look going into opening night on Monday night.

#3 Devin Askew and ND Okafor are as excited to be with Cal as coach Fox, their teammates and the alumni are both Askew and Okafor tied for top of the leaderboard with 11 points each.

#4 Towards the end of the first half Cal’s Grant Newell threw down to help get Cal a 13 point leading going into the intermission.

#5 Chico State did make it interesting running of a 8-0 route on Cal taking a one point lead 33-32 with 16:56 left in the contest, then Cal answered back with an 11-0 run, Cal also hit eight of nine from the free throw line to ice the game for a seven point 62-55 win.

#6 Opening night is on Monday against UC Davis as usual with the schedule Pac 12 teams start out the season facing non conference teams from what you’ve seen on Wednesday night are the Bears ready to go?

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal opens basketball program against Chico State in exhibition play

Cal’s Devin Askew (55) and Joel Brown (1) shake hands as the Cal Bears defeat the Chico State Wildcats in pre season play on Wed Nov 2, 2022 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (@CalBasketball photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1Morris, this is Cal’s only pre season game before they start the regular season against Chico State. What are some of the things that Cal head coach Mark Fox is looking for this upcoming season.

#2 Cal had three inactive players against Chico State #3 James Hyder, #10 Josh Ragsdale, and #32 Jalen Celestine.

#3 Cal’s 15 man roster has four scholarship transfers Devin Askew and DeJuan Clayton both freshman and Grant Newell and ND Okafor.

#4 For of Cal’s first six regular season games are home at Haas Pavillion are back to back games against UC Davis and Kansas State to open up next season.

#5 Cal basketball struggled last season can this team get ready for Pac 12 Conference play and be competitive?

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