Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford hosts Sun Devils tonight in effort to get back in win column

gostanford.com file photo: The Stanford Cardinal Tyrell Terry (3) drives on UCLA in Fri Jan 15th photo as the Cardinal meet the ASU Sun Devils tonight at Maples Pavilion

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Last Saturday’s game with the Colorado Buffaloes (19-5) wasn’t even close for Stanford (16-7) , the Buffaloes provided some tough offense after trailing at half time.

#2 The Cardinal did have four players Jaiden Delaire (19 pts), Tyrell Terry (18 pts), Spencer Jones (12 pts), and Isaac White (12 points)

#3 The Cardinal were coming off a tough loss to Utah (14-9) the previous Thursday 64-56 it was another battle as the Utes put up some defense to hold the Cardinal

#4 For Stanford head coach Jerod Haase taking a look at those two last loses he will have to go over some the offensive measures to take hold of leads

#5 The Cardinal host the Arizona State Sun Devils (15-8) tonight at Maples Pavilion Jerry tells us how he sees the match up

Catch Jerry on the Stanford Cardinal podcast each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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 almost the lowest score of the season for Cal

#2 The Utes kept the Bears top scorer Matt Bradley under wraps with 13 points and the results were some solid defense

#3 Cal head coach Mark Fox wanted to get more shots from his other offensive players Grant Anticevich, Kareem South, and Paris Austin but again the Utes found ways to contain them as well

#4 The Utes Timmy Allen has a big future he wound up the only Ute with double figures with 21 points but his effort nearly covered the spread.

#5 Thursday night it’s the first of the Arizona schools visiting Haas Pavilion as the Arizona Wildcats (16-7) come calling the Wildcats are traditionally a bigger and successfully offensive team

Michael Duca does the Cal Bears podcasts on Thursday and Morris Phillips on Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Utes completely shutdown Golden Bears offense from start to finish 60-45

photo from newsday.com: Utah forward Timmy Allen (1) celebrates after scoring against California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris the Bears (10-13) tallied their lowest point total for 2019-20 with a 60-45 loss in Utah (14-9) and Bears head coach Mark Fox tried to explain how to fix the offense that looked like they recovered in games against Stanford (16-7), OSU (14-9) and Oregon (18-6).

#2 When you look at the miniscule number of only 45 points scored was it a matter of Utah’s ability to shut down all of Cal’s offensive efforts and playbook or Cal just went right back to the former offense they were before the Stanford game?

#3 The Utes Timmy Allen who led Utah with 21 points said after Saturday night’s game that he was stress free, that he could almost do whatever he wanted on offense does that speak to Cal’s lack of stopping Utah’s offense or Allen really was that good to do whatever he wanted with the basketball

#4 The Bears Matt Bradley had only 13 points on Saturday night he at times was well covered and couldn’t take the kind of shots he normally takes

#5 The Bears go back to the drawing board this time they go back to Berkeley and face the Arizona schools first this Thursday against Arizona (16-7) and then against Arizona State (15-8) on Saturday can they get back that old mojo they had before they went to Utah?

Cal Bear podcasts are heard on Mondays with Morris Phillips and Thursdays with Michael Duca at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Cardinal lose da Silva after collision, also lose to Buffaloes 81-74

gostanford.com photo: The Stanford Cardinal Spencer Jones (14) takes a shot against the Colorado Buffaloes D’Shawn Schwartz (5) in Boulder Colorado Saturday night in Pac 12 action

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, February 8, 2020

It was a tough afternoon in Boulder, Colo., for Stanford in more ways than one.

In the second half of the Cardinal’s (16-7) Pac-12 men’s basketball game against Colorado, Oscar da Silva – Stanford’s leading scorer – banged his head on the floor after a collision with the No. 24-ranked Buffaloes’ (19-5) 262-pound center Evan Battey.

After da Silva was helped to his feet, Battey comforted his Stanford teammates, and vice versa. Then, in a joint show of sportsmanship, Colorado coach Tad Boyle asked both teams to join in prayer, and Cardinal coach Jerod Haase asked both teams to ‘keep playing hard.”

Following the scare, da Silva needed several stitches to close a cut above his left eye. He left under his own power, but missed the rest of the game, won by Colorado 81-74. The Buffaloes came back from a 16-point deficit; it was the third-best second-half comeback in Colorado history.

A runner by Battey gave the Buffaloes a 51-49 lead, and his fourth 3-pointer of the season put CU up 56-54. Colorado (19-5 overall, 8-3 Pac-12) went ahead to stay at 58-56 when Tyler Bey sank two free throws with 7:44 left in the second half.

McKinley Wright IV led the Buffs with 21 points, followed by D’Shawn Schwartz with 20 and Bey with 11. Bey snared nine of his 12 rebounds in the second half when Colorado shot 70 percent from the floor – 100 percent behind the arc – and 85 percent from the free throw line.

In the first half, Colorado shot 23 percent from the field, 23 percent on 3’s and 54 percent at the line.

The Buffaloes are off to their best start in program history, topping 18-6 starts in 1954-55 and 1968-69.

The Cardinal (16-7, 5-5) were led by Tyrell Terry with 18 points, Spencer Jones with 14 and Isaac White with 12. Stanford converted a rare five-point play in the closing minutes of the first half when, after Terry was fouled on a 3-point attempt, Boyle was given a technical after Colorado’s Eli Parquet was called for the foul. Terry made all five free throws, and the Cardinal took an 11-point lead into halftime.

Besides da Silva, Stanford was also missing guard Bryce Willis, who sprained his right ankle in the Cardinal’s loss to Utah.

The Cardinal return home this Thursday to host Arizona State.

Utes outlast Cardinal in overtime 64-56

gostanford.com photo

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Utah used a 14-6 overtime run to knock off Stanford 64-56 Thursday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City.

Freshman guard Jaxon Brenchley hit a 3-pointer from the left baseline that gave the Utes a 57-53 lead with 2:08 to play in overtime. After a defensive stop, Brenchley penetrated the lane and dished off to Branden Carlson for a dunk, increasing Utah’s lead to six at the 1:10 mark of OT.

Stanford was 2 of 10 shooting in the extra period.

The Cardinal had the last possession of regulation. After a clock malfunction forced a five-minute monitor review, Stanford inbounded from mid-court. Tyrell Terry’s 25-foot jumper missed at the horn.

Stanford (16-6 overall, 5-4 Pac-12) had its last lead at 50-49 on a Terry jumper with 49 seconds remaining in the second half. Utah’s Timmy Allen hit one of two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to tie the game at 50-50.

Allen and Carlson led the Utes (13-9 overall, 3-6 Pac-12) with 15 points apiece, with Riley Battin adding 11, and Rylan Jones finished with six assists.

Battin led Utah rebounders with 11 boards, with Carlson next with 10 rebounds and eight blocks, as the Utes outrebounded Stanford 39-37.

Terry was the Cardinal’s top scorer with 14 points, followed by Daejon Davis with 12. Oscar da Silva added eight points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Bryce Willis finished with nine points.

The Cardinal shot 35.4 percent from the field (23 of 65, 6 of 22 3-point), while Utah shot 36.8 percent (21 of 57, 6 of 19 3-point).

Utah led 28-22 at halftime.

The Cardinal’s road trip continues Saturday afternoon in Boulder, Colo., when they visit No. 24 Colorado.

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 Cal was coming off a huge win against the Stanford Cardinal (16-4) and then played a very close game against a nationally ranked team like Oregon speaks to the improvement of the team in just a short time after taking a ten point loss in UCLA

#3 Cal also hosted a much improved Oregon State Beavers (13-9) team and beat the Beavers by two points 69-67 in a game where it’s a two point difference it reflects that it’s a all team effort as oppose to relying on one guy

#4 The Cal numbers are improved on offense the Bears had four players finish in double figures against OSU including leading scorer Matt Bradley with 25 points.

#5 The Bears head to Colorado (17-5) to face the Buffaloes on Thursday night the Buffaloes are a tough customer can Cal head coach Mark Fox and the Bears keep it going in this style of basketball

Michael Duca does the Cal Bears basketball podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal coming off big win against Oregon faces Colorado Thursday

gostanford.com photo: Oregon at Stanford photo from Sat Feb 1st at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 After coming off loses to Cal (10-9) and Oregon State (13-9)  the Cardinal felt the pressure to win and avoid a third straight loss and beat the Oregon Ducks (18-5)

#2 The Cardinal Oscar da Silva led the way for Stanford and scored 27 points one of two players in the Cardinal line up who scored in double figures

#3 Tyrell Terry who scored 12 came in second in scoring although the ball was going to de Silva much of the night the Cardinal did rely on Terry on offense

#4 Oregon always tough in the second half of games got crushed in the second half against Stanford that made all the difference 42-24.

#5 The Cardinal are in Utah (12-9) on Thursday night the Cardinal have lost two of their last three games including a brutal loss to the Cal Bears, Jerry talks about the match up in Utah.

Jerry does the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Caribbean Series: Venezuela edges Puerto Rico 3-2

photo from blogspot.com: Venezuela gets a win over Puerto Rico to improve to 3-0 in the Caribbean Series on Tuesday

February 4, 2020

By Lewis Rubman

Puerto Rico (1-2) 2 8 3

Venezuela (3-0) 3 3 0  ten innings

HATO REY, PUERTO RICO–The game that began last night at 8:06 Atlantic Time may well go down in history as one of the best ever played in the Caribbean Series. It also might be among the most controversial. The two, of course, are not mutually exclusive.

Going into the ninth inning, Adalberto Flores, Bradin Hagens, and NIcholas Padilla had limited Venezuela to one hit. But Venezuela had parlayed that fourth inning double by Alí Castillo into a run, and the resulting 1-0 lead had held up until the eighth, when Angelo Palumbo, their starting pitcher, walked Jan Hérnandez, who was sacrificed over to second by Roberto Peña, scored on Henry Ramos’s automatic double.

It wasn’t as though the team representing the island nation lacked scoring opportunities. They hit into inning ending double plays in the second, third, and fifth frames. In one of them the bases had been loaded, and in another there had been runners on first and second.

Most double plays come on well hit balls, but the one that had stymied Puerto Rico’s effort in the fifth was particularly ironic; it came on a hard line drive to second that didn’t give the runner a chance to return to the bag.

Both teams remained scoreless until the tenth, which was under the new rule that mandates that extra innings begin with a runner on second. Puerto Rico’s runner was Rey Fuentes, Carlos Beltrán’s cousin and also a journeyman who has seen big league action with San Diego, Kansas City, and Arizona.

He stayed put on second when David Vidal flew out to right, but he stole third while Jack López was at bat and scored on López’s single to center. Henry Ramos bunted for a hit, and everything seemed seemed in place to seal a victory for the islanders. But Iván de Jesús ground into a 6-4 force out of López, and now it was Venezuela’s to use the extra inning-extra runner rule.

Their runner was René Reyes. He stopped at third after Adonis García lined a single to right. Gorkys Hernández received an intentional walk to load the bases and set up a force out at home.

Juan Apodaca hit a sharp grounder to Emmanuel Rivera at third, who threw home for the force on Reyes. Santurce’s strategy was working! But then catcher Jonathan Morales overthrew first, allowing García and Hernández to score.

Venezuela had snatched its irons from the fire. Puerto Rico’s manager, José Valentín left the dugout to ask for a review, but the umpiring crew walked off the field. Replays showed that Apodaca had run out of the base line to first.

The loss was disappointing for Puerto Rico, not just because of the emotional cost of this roller coaster ride of a game or the team’s won-lost record falling to 1-2 but because their first baseman José Sermo was injured while striking out in his last, ninth inning, at bat and isńt expected to recover before the end of the series. After the game, Valentín commented, “We’ll just have to accept defeat like the men we are.”

Venezuela leads the Series pack at 3-0. The Dominican Republic and Mexico are tied for second at 2-1, followed by Puerto Rico and Panama, whose 1-2 mark ties them for fourth. Colombia trails the pack at 0-3.

 

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris: After winning two out of three can Cal handle hot Colorado Thursday night?

gobears.com photo: The Cal Bears Matt Bradley brings the ball up court against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Cal (10-11) is now 4-4 in Pac 12 play a record no one expected they would have but they’ve had some surprises with recent wins against Stanford (16-5) and Oregon State  Beavers (13-9)

#2 In the game Sunday they topped Oregon State by two points 69-67 Cal also edged out OSU in the second half scoring 39-35

#3 Once again leading the way Cal’s Matt Bradley with 23 points he’s certainly been Cal’s go to player during these last two games

#4 Morris talks about some of the things that Cal head coach Mark Fox has done to turn the club around in the last two games in terms of in game strategy

#5 Cal takes on a very tough customer in the Colorado Buffaloes (17-5) Thursday night at the University of Colorado a 5:00 pm PST tip

Morris Phillips is a Cal Bears beat writer at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NCAAB podcast with Michelle Richardson: Sooners clear winner over OSU; Indiana’s Wesson scoring helps Hoosiers to win; plus more

photo from yahoo.sports.com: Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle (21) pushes past Oklahoma St guard Avery Anderson III (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

On the NCAAB podcast with Michelle:

#1 The Oklahoma Sooners (14-7) took it to Oklahoma State (10-11) 82-69 in Norman Oklahoma on Saturday The Sooners outscored the Cowboys in the first half but in the second half both teams were pretty even 39-39 it wasn’t enough for Oklahoma State in the loss.

#2 The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-7) defeated the Indiana Hoosiers (15-7) 68-59. The Hoosiers Kaleb Wesson led the team with 15 points total but couldn’t get back in the game.

#3  The New Mexico Lobos (16-8) got handed a tough loss on Saturday from the Fresno Bulldogs (8-14) in Mountain West action 82-77. For New Mexico Zaine Martin and Keith McGee finished with 18 points a piece to lead the Lobos and for Fresno Orlando Robinson led the Bulldogs with 20 points.

Michelle does the NCAAB podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com