Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal buried in baskets by Colorado 89-60; Walker leads Buffaloes with 23 points

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 ( 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.

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Richard Washington shines, but San Jose State loses to Colorado State 90-57

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By Ana Kieu

The San Jose State men’s basketball team hosted the Colorado State Rams at the Ability 360 Sport and Fitness Center in Phoenix on Thursday night. Spartans senior guard Richard Washington shined, but SJSU lost to CSU 90-57 in the first game of a two-game tilt.

The Spartans had their game faces on, but the Rams struck first and went on a quick 5-0 run. Adam Thistlewood hit a fast break 3-pointer for a 3-0 Rams lead 50 seconds into the first half. Kendle Moore made a fast break layup at 18:19. The Spartans ended the Rams’ run at 17:22 with a 3-pointer from Jalen Dalcourt off of a Rams turnover.

The Rams proceeded to pour it on for safe measure. Kendle Moore hit a second-chance 3-pointer, James Moors made a paint layup, and Isaiah Stevens made two jumpers to make it 16-7 Rams at 11:47. After a Spartans drought of 2:04, Hugo Clarkin made a paint layup to pull within 20-9. CSU, however, took a 29-9 lead after a P.J. Byrd 3-pointer with 8:27 left.

If things weren’t bad enough, James Moors made a paint layup to make it 31-11 Rams with 6:37 left. Despite a late 6-0 run, SJSU trailed 46-26 at halftime. Richard Washington had 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting at halftime. Washington also recorded his 10th game of the season in double figures and 23rd game of his career.

Richard Washington continued his strong play in the second half. Washington hit back-to-back 3-pointers, but the Rams still led by 16 points at 15:09. Washington added a 3-pointer to pull the Spartans within 63-44 at 11:35.

The Rams used a 12-0 run to build a 31-point lead, 82-51, with 5:05 left. Ralph Agee ended the Rams’ run with a paint layup with 4:50 left. The Rams went on another quick run, 5-0, to take a 87-53 lead with 3:52 left. Trey Smith made a paint layup off of a Rams turnover, Jalen Dalcourt made a jumper off of a Rams turnover and John Tonje dribbled out the clock. The Spartans lost 90-57.

SJSU fell to 2-9, 0-7 MW. Richard Washington led all scorers with 35 points.

CSU improved to 9-2, 6-1 MW. Kendle Moore led all scorers with 18 points.

The Spartans and Rams meet again on Saturday, January 16 at 3 pm PT.

Utes snap four game skid at Cardinal expense 79-65

The Stanford Cardinal guard Daejon Davis (1) drives on the Utah Utes in Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at Jon M. Huntsman Arena in Salt Lake City ( photo)

By Daniel Dullum

Sports Radio Service

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stanford’s Thursday matinee at Salt Lake City didn’t go well, as Utah snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-65 Pac-12 men’s basketball win over the Cardinal.

Timmy Allen led the Utes with 22 points and eight rebounds. Alfonso Plummer was next with 16 points for Utah (5-5 overall, 2-4 Pac-12), which had two games postponed since mid-December. Brandon Carlson added 12 points and four blocks, and Mikael Jantunen had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Daejon Davis was back in the Cardinal lineup after missing five games with an injury and scored a season-high 19 points. In the process, Davis became the 49th for Stanford (8-4, 4-2) to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Ziaire Williams scored 17 points, and Oscar da Silva was held to 11 points and two boards.

Utah used a 14-2 run at the end of the first half to surge ahead and spent most of the second half with a double-digit lead. The closest Stanford got was within nine points with less than four minutes remaining.

A 7-0 run, including five straight points by Jantunen, solidified Utah’s lead with 3 ½ minutes to play. The Utes shot 49 percent from the field, including 4 of 17 behind the arc and 25 of 30 free throws. Utah also outrebounded the Cardinal 37-26 and outscored Stanford 34-16 in the paint.

The Cardinal were 9 of 18 on 3-pointers, but shot only 29 percent (8 of 30) on 2-pointers.

Stanford’s Rocky Mountain road trip continues Saturday, when it travels to Boulder to face Colorado. Tipoff is scheduled for noon Pacific Time.



Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal consistent in getting four players in double figures in recent games

The Stanford Cardinal Oscar da Silva shot for 27 points in his last game against the Washington State Cougars. da Silva has been difficult for opposing teams defenses to shut down (file photo from Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, the Cardinal (8-3) are coming off a convincing win over the Washington State Cougars 75-60. The Cardinal’s Oscar da Silva continues his offensive success scoring 27 and 13 boards to lead to the Cardinal in the Jan 9th game.

#2 Jerry, 17 of da Silva’s 27 points came in the second half and for the Cougars defense da Silva was difficult to contain.

#3 The Cardinal had four players in double figures last Saturday including da Silva finishing second in scoring was forward Ziaire Williams whose been averaging in double figures at 11 points per game.

#4 Stanford improved it’s record to 4-1 in the Pac 12 and have won three consecutive games of those four wins their last three recent wins have come against Washington State(9-2) , Washington (1-9) and Oregon (8-1).

#5 This afternoon at 2:00pm at Utah the Cardinal face the Utah Utes (5-5). The Utes in years past had a reputation for having big men for their team success but this season their record shows that they’ve played around .500 ball. The Utes have lost four of their last five games and played on Wednesday against Utah Valley to get back in the win column and face today Stanford today with the home floor advantage.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg Thu Jan 14, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud



Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears finally get their first Pac 12 win; Face Colorado on Thursday night

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 ( 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.

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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips Mon Jan 11, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud


San Jose State lose 80-65 to get swept at Fresno State

Photo credit: @SanJoseStateMBB

By Ana Kieu

The San Jose State Spartans concluded its back-to-back series against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Sunday at the Save Mart Center. The Spartans not only lost 80-65, but were also swept by the Bulldogs in a two-game rivalry series.

SJSU head coach Jean Prioleau put together a new starting lineup of Jalen Dalcourt, Omari Moore, Richard Washington, Nate Lacewell, and Ralph Agee. Dalcourt became a first-time starter for the Spartans.

Ralph Agee found his way inside the paint and made a layup to give the Spartans an early 2-0 lead. Nate Lacewell knocked down a jumper to make it 4-0 Spartans at 18:12 of the first half.

The Bulldogs tied the game at 6 and went ahead 9-6 in a span of 37 seconds. Deon Stroud found his way inside the paint and made a game-tying layup. Stroud followed up with a go-ahead 3-pointer.

Richard Washington knocked down a jumper to pull within one, but the Bulldogs persisted, scoring seven points for a 16-10 lead with 9:36 left in the half. Devin Gage hit a 3-pointer and Jordan Campbell made two layups in the paint.

Deon Stroud hit back-to-back 3-pointers to help the Bulldogs to a 13-point lead, 31-10, with 4:28 left in the half. The Bulldogs used a 13-2 lead to take a 38-20 lead with 2:09 left in the half. Nate Lacewell made a pair of free throws, and the Spartans entered halftime, trailing 41-25.

Although Jalen Dalcourt opened the scoring with an early 3-pointer, both the Bulldog offense and defense dominated the Spartans and never looked back. Orlando Robinson hit a 3-pointer to help the Bulldogs to a 20-point lead, 50-30, at 17:20 of the half.

The Bulldogs maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the half. While Nate Lacewell made a free throw with nine seconds remaining, it was too little, too late for the Spartans, who lost to the Bulldogs 80-65.

SJSU fell to 2-8, 0-6 Mountain West. Richard Washington led all scorers with 24 points.

FSU improved to 5-3, 3-3 Mountain West. Deon Stroud led all scorers with 22 points.

The Spartans continue their conference slate against the Colorado State Rams on Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 pm PT.

San Jose State falls to rival Fresno State 79-64

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By Ana Kieu

The San Jose State Spartans looked to win their second straight game as they began conference play with back-to-back games against the rival Fresno State Bulldogs.

Both teams played really hard, but the Spartans ended up losing to the Bulldogs 79-64 at the Save Mart Center on Friday night. SJSU is now 1-15 at the Save Mart Center.

The Spartans had a new opponent, but head coach Jean Prioleau kept the same starting five. Omari Moore, Richard Washington, Trey Smith, Nate Lacewell and Ralph Agee walked onto the court with their game faces on.

The Spartans drew first blood 21 seconds into the first half, thanks to Richard Washington’s jumper. Washington scored 7 points in the first four minutes of the game.

The Bulldogs tied the game at 2 and took a 7-2 lead, but the Spartans scored 9 points to tie the game at 11 at 15:56 of the first. Richard Washington made a jumper to make it 19-14 Spartans at 12:41 of the first. Washington’s back-to-back free throws and Sebastian Mendoza’s jumper gave the Spartans an 8-point lead, 24-16, at 10:40 of the first.

The Spartans’ lead didn’t last long. The Bulldog defense stepped up late, Deon Stroud made a game-tying jumper to tie the game at 31 with 5:50 left in the first and Orlando Robinson hit a 3-pointer to give Fresno State a 34-31 lead 55 seconds later.

The Bulldogs had a 38-34 lead at the final timeout with three minutes remaining in the first. San Jose State, however, went ahead for good after Richard Washington hit a 3-point jumper with one second left in the first. The Spartans led by three, 45-42, heading into the locker room at halftime.

Richard Washington struck first with a jumper for a 47-42 Spartans lead 31 seconds into the second half. Ralph Agee made it 49-42 Spartans at 18:40 of the second. SJSU proceeded to shoot 55% from the field and 50% from downtown and took a 5-point lead, 53-48, at 15:31 of the second.

Four turnovers in a span of 1:51 hurt the Spartans. The Bulldogs tied the game at 57 on a Junior Ballard 3-point jumper with 9:43 left in the second. Orlando Robinson caught a pass from Anthony Holland to make a layup and give the Bulldogs a 2-point lead, 59-57, with 8:47 left in the second.

Ralph Agee made a game-tying layup, but Fresno State used a 10-0 run to take a 10-point lead, 69-59, with 4:07 left in the second. The Bulldog defense shut down the Spartan offense, holding them to only 19 points in the second. The Bulldogs won 79-64.

FSU improved to 4-3, 2-3 Mountain West. Orlando Robinson led all scorers with 23 points. Four Bulldogs players finished in double figures.

SJSU fell to 2-7, 0-5 Mountain West. Richard Washington led all scorers with 30 points.

The Spartans and Bulldogs meet again on Sunday, January 10 at 4 pm PT.

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal’s lack of Bradley in the line up fall short against WSU

The Cal Bears couldn’t keep up with the Washington State Cougars in the second half of Thu Jan 7, 2021’s game at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley as Cal loses it’s seventh game of the season (image from @CalMBBall)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 Michael Cal (5-7) had suffered it’s third straight loss and last night the latest to the Washington State Cougars (9-1) one of the winningest teams in the Pac 12.

#2 One player that Cal had a hard time shutting down was Cougars guard Issac Bonton who led with 21 points, he took advantage of having a hot hand and being able to take his shot.

#3 The Cougars had three players in double figures, Bonton, center Efe Abogidi who finished second with 12 points and guard Noah Williams with 11 points. The way the Cougars have been on offense even three players in double figures could spell doom.

#4 Cal badly misses Matt Bradley they also had three players in double figures but low double figures with Andre Kelly 11 points, Lars Thiemann and Ryan Betley both had ten points but trying to keep up with the Cougars proved too much in the second half as the Cougars were up by eight and won the game by nine.

#5 It’s a Saturday 12 noon lunch time special at Haas Pavilion this Saturday as the Cal Bears hope to turn the page on Thursday night’s loss as they meet the Washington Huskies (1-8) but they’re not in last place the Cal Bears who have won five games are 0-5 in the conference and are in last place in the Pac 12 standings.

Michael Duca does Cal Bears podcasts each Friday at

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca Fri Jan 8, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Williams’ triple-double leads Cardinal past Washington 91-75

The Stanford Cardinals’ Ziaire Williams (3) goes for the throw down as the Cardinal defeated the Washington Huskies at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz on Thu Jan 7, 2021 ( photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Ziaire Williams earned Stanford men’s basketball’s first triple-double in 13 years on Thursday, as the Cardinal defeated Washington 91-75 in a home-away-from-home game played in Santa Cruz due to Santa Clara County enforced COVID-19 restrictions.

Williams, a freshman, scored 12 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. It was the second triple-double in Stanford men’s basketball history, and the first since Brook Lopez earned one in 2007.

Williams opened the night with a blocked shot, a rebound on the Huskies’ second shot, and an assist on Spencer Jones’s layup that sparked a 12-0 run to open the game for Stanford (7-3 overall, 3-1 Pac-12).

Early in the first half, Washington (1-8, 0-4) pulled to within 14-5 on a 3-pointer by Quade Green. Eighteen seconds later, Brandon Angel hit a 3 for Stanford, and the Cardinal lead remained in double digits for the rest of the game.

Oscar da Silva scored 17 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds, recording his second straight double-double. Jones led the Cardinal with 18 points, including four 3s.

Stanford made 34 of 66 from the field (52 percent) and held a commanding 47-31 rebounding edge. The Cardinal were without injured starters Daejon Davis (leg) and Bryce Wills (knee).

Marcus Tsohonis led Washington with 24 points – 19 in the second half. Green and Jamal Bey each added 15 points for the Huskies.

Up next, the Cardinal host Washington State on Saturday, again in Santa Cruz.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal host Washington tonight; Cardinal have won five of last six games

Oregon State’s Rodrigue Andela (34) and the Cardinal’s Oscar da Silva (13) go for the tip off in the first half at Oregon State University on Mon Jan 4, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (6-3) got another convincing win over the Oregon State Beavers (5-4) last Tuesday night at Oregon State 81-71 for their fifth win in their last six games.

#2 Jerry in the first half a battle neither team was caving in and the first half ended with a 33-33 tie.

#3 In the second half the Cardinal had a good run pulling away with a ten point win. Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase had the offense work the ball distribution that got ahead of the Beavers.

#4 Oscar da Silva had a big night against the Beavers leading the Cardinal with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.

#5 The Cardinal play their next two home games at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County banning all games at Stanford. The Cardinal will host the Washington Huskies (1-7) tonight.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg Thu Jan 7, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud