Late free throw shooting helps Buffs sink Cardinal 80-76

Stanford Cardinal forward Spencer Jones (14) gets plenty of reach to score against the Colorado Buffaloes at CU Events Center in Boulder on Sun Nov 28, 2021 (photo by Stanford Cardinal Athletics)

By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Clutch free-throw shooting in the final minute by Keeshawn Barthelemy helped Colorado defeat visiting Stanford 80-76 in the Pac-12 men’s basketball opener for both schools at the CU Events Center in Boulder.

With 1:49 left in the second half, Tristan da Silva hit a 3-pointer, putting the Buffaloes (6-1 overall, 1-0 Pac-12) up 73-66. The Cardinal (4-3, 01) responded with four layups, including one on a three-point play and anotther on a dunk by Lukas Kisunas, cutting Stanford’s deficit to 75-73 with :36 remaining.

Barthelemy made two free throws with 1:03 to play, two more at the :36 mark, and two more with 12 seconds remaining to establish the final score.

Evan Battey connected on all four of his 3-point tries and led Colorado with 22 points. Da Silva had 13 points and four assists, and Jabari Walker and KJ Simpson each added 12 points. Barthelemy, who was 8-for-8 at the free throw line, finished with 10 points.

Spencer Jones led the Cardinal with 15 points, hitting 5-of-6 from the field – including 3-of-4 on 3-pointers. Brsndon Angel was next with 13 points and Kisunas, who did all of his scoring in the final minutes, added 11 points and nine rebouinds. Harrison Ingram and Michael O’Connell each had five assists.

The Cardinal shot 50 percent (26-of-52) from the field, including 10-of-24 3-point shots. Stanford was also 14-of-15 at the free throw line. Stanford outrebounded the Buffs 32-28.

Stanford returns to Pac-12 action on Dec. 12, when the Cardinal hosts Oregon.

Cal Bears football podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cal hosts Oregon State Saturday at UC Berkeley; Bears shooting for second straight win

Cal Bears quarterback Chase Garbers throws against the Colorado Buffaloes defense on Sat Oct 23, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley the Bears host the Oregon State Beavers this Sat Oct 30, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears football podcast with Daniel:

#1 The Cal Bears (2-5) picking up a crucial second win against the Colorado Buffaloes (2-5) Sat Oct 23 at UC Berkeley 26-3 and for head coach Justin Wilcox he was glad to see the offense respond the way they did.

#2 The Bears did most of the damage in the first half scoring ten in the first quarter and 13 in the second quarter and getting a field goal in the fourth quarter for all their scoring.

#3 Cal quarterback Chase Garbers under center threw quite a game 22-29, 225 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

#4 Daniel, second half different story both the Buffaloes and Bears defense shut it down. Colorado were completely shutout in the second half and the Bears picked up a field goal in the fourth quarter.

#5 The Bears host the Oregon State Beavers (5-2) this Sat Oct 30th, the Beavers are coming off a huge victory over the Utah Utes (4-3) from last Sat Oct 23, 42-34. Beavers quarterback Chance Nolan really opened it up going 14-19, 208 yards, and two touchdowns. Daniel how do you see the Beavers and Bears matching up on Saturday?

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Golden Bears dominate hapless Buffs 26-3 for first Pac-12 win

The Cal Bears quarterback Chase Garbers (7) throws past the Colorado Buffaloes defense in the second half on Sat Oct 23, 2021 at Cal Memorial Stadium (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Saturday, October 23, 2021

California was looking for an opportunity to snag that first football win of the season over an FBS opponent, and achieved that goal with a 26-3 win over Colorado in a Pac-12 game at Berkeley.

Golden Bears quarterback Chase Garbers completed 22 of 29 for 225 passing yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Garbers also ran for 96 yards, moving into first place on Cal’s career rushing chart for quarterbacks, passing Joe Kapp.

The defensive standout for Cal (2-5 overall, 1-3 Pac-12) was safety Elijah Hicks, who recorded six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, picked off one pass and had one of the Bears’ six sacks.

Buffaloes quarterback Brendan Lewis was 9 of 17 for 69 yards. He had a minus-9 yards rushing.
The Bears were off and running early. Garbers scrambled for 38 yards on a third-and-6 from the Cal 30, leading to a Dario Longhetto 49-yard field goal with 9:47 left in the first quarter. That put the Bears ahead to stay.
Minutes later, Colorado (2-5 overall, 1-3 Pac-12) drove to the Cal 49 before Buffaloes running back Jarek Broussard was stopped for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-1.

That stop of Colorado on downs led to Garbers throwing a 24-yard scoring strike to freshman tight end Keleki Latu, giving the Bears a 10-0 lead at 6:05 of the opening period.

Longhetto booted a 30-yard field goal at 9:23 of the second quarter, putting Cal up 13-0. After Brenden Rice (son of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice) returned a kickoff 67 yards to the Cal 33, Cole Becker connected on a 33-yard field goal.
With 3:21 to play in the second quarter, Garbers threw a TD pass to Gavin Reinwald. Longhetto hit a 51-yard field goal on the final play of the quarter, putting the Bears up 23-3 at halftime. Cal scored on each of its possessions in the first half and outgained the Buffs 297-91 in total yards.

The Bears host Oregon State next Saturday, with a 4 p.m. kickoff. The Beavers (5-2 overall, 3-1 Pac-12) beat Utah 42-34 in their last game.

Cal Golden Bears podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cal faces Jekyell and Hyde Colorado in the first of two home games

The Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Brandon Lewis looks for a receiver at Boulder Col. The Buffaloes hosted the Arizona Wildcats on Sat Oct 16, 2021. Colorado plays the Cal Bears this Sat Oct 23, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel the Cal Bears (1-5) have had a tough time of it with five loses in the loss column Bears head coach Justin Wilcox trying to figure things out on both sides of the ball.

#2 The Oregon Ducks (5-1) Cal’s last opponent won by a touchdown. The Ducks scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and that pretty much was the difference in the 24-17 loss.

#3 The Ducks a formidable opponent didn’t give much breathing room to the Bears on both sides of the ball and on offense Ducks quarterback Anthony Brown threw 20-28, 244 yards, only one touchdown pass but it was big since the Ducks won by a touchdown.

#4 Bears quarterback Chase Garbers had a decent afternoon against the Ducks last week 25-43, 247 yards, and two touchdowns. No doubt Garbers was airing it out but couldn’t convert a lot of his pass attempts.

#5 The Bears will play the first of two home games starting with the Colorado Buffaloes (2-4) this Sat Oct 23 at Cal. Daniel which Buffaloes team is going to show up the team that got slaughtered in a laugher to USC 37-14 on Oct 2? Or the team that won in a laugher last Sat Oct 16th in Colorado shutting out Arizona (0-6) 34-0.

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NCAA March Madness podcast with Michelle Richardson: Ewing, Hoyas get surprise loss to Colorado; FSU 10 pt win over UNCG; Stanford and Utah Valley women tip off tonight

March Madness 2021 is the topic for Michelle’s NCAA basketball podcast (photo from LA Times)

#1 The Georgetown Hoyas (13-13) were expected to big the favorites in their game against the Colorado Buffaloes (20-7) on Saturday but pulled off a convincing 96-73 win to the disappointment of Hoya’s head coach Patrick Ewing.

#2 The Florida State Seminoles (15-5) pulled off a 64-54 victory over the UNC Greensboro Spartans (18-8) The Seminoles RaiQuan Gray led the Seminoles in scoring with 17 points. The Seminoles have had a great season now advancing as they are playing for their sixth first round win.

#3 Women’s first round basketball Stanford Cardinal (25-2) No.1 seed will match up tonight against No.16 Utah Valley Wolverines (13-6). The Cardinal are coming in with a 14 game winning streak. The Cardinal have not lost a game since Jan 22 to UCLA 70-66. The Wolves had a six game win streak going until they lost to Grand Canyon in the WAC Tournament 57-54.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: City of Berkeley celebrates big as Bears beat big team

Cal Bears and Colorado Buffaloes final score from Sat Feb 13, 2021 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (photo by

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris talk about Justice Sueing and Connor Vanover who left Cal and could have been seniors on this year’s team. If they both were still here what would this Cal team be like.

#2 It’s was college basketball’s version of Joy in Mudville on Saturday night as the Cal Bears (8-15) got in the win column for the first time in eight games snapping a seven game losing streak.

#3 The challenge wasn’t going to be easy either as the Bears faced a tough competitor the Colorado Buffaloes (16-6) and had struggled with some injuries and loses and the odds didn’t look that great before Saturday’s tip off.

#4 The Cal Bears Matt Bradley led Cal in scoring with 29 points and this was a game when you looked at past games during the losing streak and Bradley wasn’t in the line up you could see the difference.

#5 How much of a surprise was it that second place scorer Jalen Celestine who scored 13 points in the winning effort we haven’t heard much of Celestine this year but he really came through against Colorado.

#6 Was this game a matter of a bad team catching a good team?

#7 Cal heads to Washington State this Saturday and the road has been rough for Cal how do you see this match up as the Cougars have been playing some great games this season as this game is Pullman?

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Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Bears suffers it’s seventh consecutive loss; Drops close game to Utah 76-75

Cal Bears Matt Bradley drives toward the basket against the Utah Utes on Thu Feb 11, 2021 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley ( photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 The Cal Bears (7-15) almost did what they did in Utah and that’s beat the Utes but took a tough one point loss at Haas Pavilion 76-75.

#2 After only scoring 24 points in the first half of the game the Bears roared back with 41 second half points only to fall a point short. On the Utes side of the ball after losing to Cal at home in their last meeting the Utes were determined not to lose again to the Bears.

#3 The Bears Matt Bradley led Cal in scoring and kept busy on the floor as he was basically the go to guy in the second half finishing up with 20 points.

#4 In any close game everyone’s offensive effort counts and Grant Anticevich  with 18 points finishing second in scoring. Anticevich has had some good games offensively for Cal this season.

#5 Cal hosts the Colorado Buffaloes this Sat Feb 13th at Haas Pavilion. The Buffaloes defeated Stanford on Thursday 69-51 and have won five out of their last six games. Will the Bears have their hands full on Saturday?

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Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca Fri Feb 12, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Buffaloes hold Cardinal to season scoring low, 69-51

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Colorado held Stanford to its season-low scoring total on Thursday at Maples Pavilion, as the Buffaloes won 69-51 in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

McKinley Wright led the Buffs (16-5 overall, 10-4 Pac-12) with 14 points and nine rebounds. Eli Parquet was next with 10 points.

Oscar da Silva registered his third straight 20-point game, leading the Cardinal (12-8, 8-6) with a game-high 22 points to go with three blocked shots and six rebounds. Spencer Jones added eight points for Stanford, whose previous scoring low this season was 56 point at Oregon on Jan. 2.

Also, for Stanford, Ziaire Williams had seven points and Jaiden Delaire added six points.

Colorado outrebounded the Cardinal 32-23. The Buffs shot 49 percent (28 of 57) from the field, including eight 3-pointers. Stanford was held to 39.6 percent (19 of 48) shooting, including 3 of 15 behind the arc.

The Buffaloes led by 11 points at halftime, though Stanford got as close as 49-43 on a Jones 3-pointer eight minutes into the second half. Colorado pulled away for good with a 14-2 run, highlighted by back-to-back 3s by Jeriah Horne and Maddox Daniels.

On Saturday, The Buffs continue their Bay Area road swing at California. Meanwhile, the Cardinal play host to Utah.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford hosts Colorado whose been on a roll of late tonight at Maples

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?

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg Thu Feb 11, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford to face USC team that’s on a roll today in Santa Cruz

The USC Trojans forward Isiah Mobley (right) works his way under the basket while the Washington Huskies Nate Roberts (1) tries to prevent Mobley from scoring in the second half of Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at USC (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry two tough loses on the road in Buffalo (11-3) and in Utah (5-6) for the Stanford Cardinal (8-5) men’s team who now 6th in the Pac 12 how much did those two loses shave off their post season chances last week.

#2 Let’s take a look at last Thu Jan 14th’s game in Utah. The Cardinal were outmatched in both the first half 34-25 in the second half 45-40 as the Cardinal got out scored by the Utes 79-65.

#3 In Colorado on Sat Jan 16th the Buffaloes came out hitting baskets and in the first half came away with a 40-26 lead for the second half while the Cardinal defense improved and the Cardinal came close 38-37 it wasn’t enough as the Stanford took a 77-64, 13 point loss.

#4 Jerry, Oscar da Silva was doing a lot of the heavy lifting on Saturday leading the Cardinal in scoring with 22 points. da Silva no doubt has made the difference in some of the Cardinal victories this season.

#5 The USC Trojans (11-2) are at Stanford today for a 2:00pm tip off. The Trojans had a six game win streak going into Oregon State (6-5) on Tuesday night. They’ve been getting some great scoring help from Isaiah and Evan Mobley. Taking a look at the Trojans how do you see today’s match up in Santa Cruz for Cardinal.

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