Cal Bears guard Jordan Shepherd led Cal in scoring on Sun Nov 28, 2021 handing the Fresno Bulldogs their first loss of the season at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (image by Cal Bears Athletics)
On Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:
#1 Morris’ after Cal Bears (3-4) loses to the Florida Gators (6-0) and the Seton Hall Pirates (5-1) there’s nothing like some home cooking and beating a pretty decent team the Fresno Bulldogs (5-1) 65-57.
#2 Prior to the loses to Florida and Seton Hall the Bears had back to back victories over San Diego and Southern Utah which isn’t the 1972 UCLA Bruins but that was showing much more than the kind of season they had last year.
#3 Total team effort you can see the distribution of the ball three players in double figures guard Jordan Shepherd 17 points, forward Andre Kelly 14 points, and forward Grant Anticevich with 13 points.
#4 Morris, if you had to point to one or two things that head coach Mark Fox has changed to get this team on track what are some of those changes.
#5 Cal hosts the Oregon State Beavers (1-6) on Thu Dec 2 at Haas Pavilion. The Beavers were beaten in their last game by the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2) on Saturday night. The Beavers on a six game losing streak haven’t won a game since their opener Nov 9th against Portland State 73-64. Morris break down this match up on Thursday night.
The one to watch the Florida Gators forward Colin Castleton who led the Gators in scoring against Milwaukee Panthers on Thu Nov 18, 2021. The Cal Bears will need to step up the defense against Castleton and forward Tyree Appleby for tonight’s game vs. the Florida Gators in Meyers Fl (AP file photo)
On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:
#1 Morris there was no doubt that the Cal Bears (3-2) Andre Kelly was nothing short of impressive with his 29 points in taking to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-4) 75-68 last Thu Nov 18 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.
#2 Morris, how important was it for Cal’s defense to shut down Southern Utah’s John Knight III over the final 3:41 of regulation play who lead both teams in scoring with 31 points.
#3 One of the other keys to the win was how the Cal defense held Knight scoreless in overtime for the first 9:32 keeping a guy like that out of range certainly lends to improving your chances of winning.
#4 Talk about matching Cal 6’7″ freshman Sam Alajiki to defend Knight it must have worked while Alajiki was on Knight Cal got a 8-0 run to cut the lead down to two during the second half.
#5 Next up for Cal is the mighty Florida Gators (4-0) this will be a contrast from the Thunderbirds that the Bears just finished playing. The Gators have some scorers like Colin Castleton and Tyree Appleby. The Bears will have to come at the Gators will some top ranked offense tonight.
photo from idahostatesman.com: Boise State’s defense holds Air Force on a fourth-and-1 play in the fourth quarter Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. Defensive linemen Sonatane Lui and David Moa were credited with the stop.
On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:
#1 Boise State left little doubt in their game against Air Force 30-19, Boise State quarterback Hank Backmeier threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns for the win. Boise State improved their perfect record to 4-0.
#2 The Wisconsin Badgers #13 defeated the Michigan Wolverines #11 35-14. It was the Badgers who wasted no time jumping way ahead of Michigan 28-0 in the first half. The Badgers quarterback Jack Coan threw for 128 yards, while running back Jonathan Taylor scored twice and ran 203 yards.
#3 The Florida Gators (3-0) just ran all day over the Tennessee Vols (1-2) all day 34-3. The game wasn’t even close and Gators quarterback Kyle Trask threw for 298 and two touchdowns. The Gators are going places.
On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey:
#1 Wisconsin Badgers (5-0) held off a Stanford Cardinal (2-3) comeback on Wednesday as Wisconsin got a convincing 62-42 win in the first game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.
#2 Ethan Happ led the Badgers with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Nate Reuvers blocked 9 Cardinal shots, and Wisconsin earned a semifinal date with Oklahoma (4-1) on Thanksgiving Day.
#3 Wisconsin did not score a single 3-pointer until the final minute. Stanford, meanwhile, fared much worse, hitting 27 percent from the field – 11 percent behind the 3-point arc (2 of 18). Happ did the job defensively, holding KZ Okpala to 2-of-12 field goal shooting and 11 points, well short of the 22.7 points per game he was averaging.
#4 The Cardinal struggled with the Florida Gators (3-2) on Thanksgiving, dropping behind the Gators at the half, traveling to the Bahamas and playing Wisconsin and Florida and struggling against both. Was it a matter of both teams dominating Stanford or was it the travel, time difference and exhaustion for the Cardinal?
By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
Florida hammered Stanford 72-49 Thursday in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Stanford will play Middle Tennessee in the seventh-place game at 7 p.m. on Friday. Middle Tennessee suffered an 84-53 loss to Butler.
Cormac Ryan 12 points on 4 of 9 3-pointers to lead the Cardinal (2-3) as their only double-figure scorer. Josh Sharma and Bryce Willis scored six points each, followed by KZ Okpala and Marcus Sheffield with five points each as Stanford struggled offensively all day.
Sharma was Stanford’s top rebounder with five.
Deaundrae Ballard popped in a career-high 19 points to lead the Gators (3-2), followed by KeVaughn Allen with 13 points and 11 by Noah Locke, as Florida rebounded from an opening-round loss to Oklahoma.
Kevarrius Hayes led the Gators with eight rebounds and Keyontae Johnson was next with seven.
The Gators shot 52 percent against Stanford, including 7 of 15 from 3-point range. Florida held a 32-13 halftime lead after holding the Cardinal to 5 of 23 field goal shooting and forcing 13 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.