Beavers complete rare NoCal road sweep with 73-62 win over Cardinal

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Oregon State completed a rare road sweep on Saturday, as the Beavers upended Stanford 73-62 in men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

The Beavers swept both California and Stanford on the road for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The Cardinal had not lost to OSU and Oregon at home in the same season since 1985-86.

Jarod Lucas netted a career-high 26 points to pace the Beavers (13-11 overall, 9-9 Pac-12). Ethan Thompson had 13 points for OSU, and Warith Alatishe contributed 10 points and eight rebounds.

Oregon State has won three of its last four games, while Stanford suffered its third straight setback.

Ziaire Williams led the Cardinal (14-11, 10-9) with 14 points off the bench. Lukas Kisunas tied his career best with 12 points, followed by Spencer Jones with 10 points.

Oscar da Silva, Stanford’s leading scorer and rebounder, missed his second straight game due to what the Cardinal has termed “a lower extremity injury.”

Stanford led 34-33 at halftime, and had a 10-point lead until OSU cut its deficit with a 14-5 run in the closing minutes of the half. The Beavers took the lead for good with 14 minutes remaining in the second half, and led 65-54 on a Lucas 3-pointer with 3:11 left.

Oregon State outrebounded the Cardinal 31-29. The Beavers were 16 of 21 at the free throw line, while Stanford was 5 of 7. OSU had a 34-20 edge in points in the paint, and scored 20 points off of the Cardinal’s 16 turnovers.

There were six ties and eight lead changes.

Stanford wraps up its regular season on Wednesday, when the Cardinal visits No. 19 Southern California. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: It’s as bad as it gets as Bears shoot for 27% against Huskies Sat nite

The Cal Bears guard Matt Bradley (left) drives on the Washington Huskies guard Erik Stevenson (right) during first half action at Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle on Sat Feb 20, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The flight from the state of Washington for the Cal Bears (8-17) was only two hours but it had to feel like eight as Cal got served up another cold dish of rough basketball in their loss to their standings neighbors the Washington Huskies (5-17) in Saturday night’s 62-51 loss at Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle.

#2 The loss pretty much assures that Cal will finish in last place in the Pac 12 for this season. The Bears will need a miracle as they have two more games left at home.

#3 The Bears suffered their worse shooting performance of the year 27 percent and lost the game by 31 points. The Huskies turned up the defense and Cal just couldn’t hit their shots.

#4 Quade Green led the Huskies in scoring with 17 points and Jamal Bey followed up with 15 points on an offense that gave Cal fits all night.

#5 The Bears return home on Thursday night to close out their regular season facing Oregon State (8-17). Saturday Feb 27 will be their last game of the season at Haas Pavilion against the Oregon Ducks (14-4) third in the Pac 12.

Morris Phillips has podcasted Cal basketball for the 2021 season


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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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal can’t hold Beavers in second half rally at OSU

Cal Bears had a good first half but the defense let down in the second half at Oregon State University on Sat Jan 2, 2021 as the Bears lose to the Beavers ( photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris, Cal (5-6) has had some strong first halves but in the second half at Oregon State (5-3) the Beavers rallied back down from 12 points down for a 73-64 win.

#2 The Beavers Ethan Thompson led with 16 points and Maurice Calloo 14 points, Calloo scored all his points in the second half.

#3 How much of a let down did Cal’s defense leave behind in that second half the Beavers were down but it just seemed like the Bears couldn’t stop the Beavers.

#4  What was amazing about a game like this the Beavers had only one coach on the bench Wayne Tinkle while assistants Kerry Rupp, Marlon Stewart, and Stephen Thompson as well as Beavers center Roman Silva due to Covid 19 tests.

#5 Cal scoring leader Matt Bradley suffered an left ankle injury and he left the game with 3:31 remaining in the first half. Bradley came back wearing a boot and on crutches while cheering his team on.

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Ducks use big second half run to pull away from Cardinal 73-56

The Stanford Cardinal just couldn’t shut down the Oregon Ducks three point shooting which helped Oregon pull away and eventually win the game on Sat Jan 2, 2021 at Oregon ( photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Oregon extended its home winning streak to 28 on Saturday, as the No. 21-ranked Ducks rolled past Stanford 73-56 in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.

The Ducks (8-1 overall, 3-0 Pac-12) have won eight consecutive games. Chris Duarte was Oregon’s top scorer with 23 points, to go with six rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

The Cardinal (5-3, 1-1) led until Oregon pulled away midway in the second half on a Eugene Omoruyi 3-pointer that put the Ducks up 48-46 with 9:21 remaining. Duarte added three 3s in the final 4:26, sparking a 19-3 Oregon run to end the game.

Oregon forced the Cardinal to commit 19 turnovers while limiting Stanford to 3 of 18 shooting from behind the arc. The Ducks, meanwhile, hit 13 of 33 3-point attempts. Stanford made 21 of 52 total field goals.

Omoruyi finished with 15 points, four rebounds and five assists, with LJ Figueroa adding 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Ducks.

Spencer Jones and Bryce Wills each scored 12 points to lead the Cardinal, followed by Oscar da Silva with 11 points and Ziaire Williams with 10. Stanford held a 33-31 rebounding edge.

The Cardinal will remain in the Northwest for a couple more days, as their Pac-12 game with Oregon State has been rescheduled for noon Monday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.

The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was postponed due to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing within the Beavers program.

Coronavirus issues postpones Stanford-Oregon State game on Thursday night

Gill Coliseum in Corvallis OR home of the Oregon State Beavers site of Thu Dec 31, 2020 game that was postponed due to Covid-19 testing results vs. the Stanford Cardinal. The Pac 12 is working on rescheduling the game. (file photo from Corvallis Gazette Times)

By Daniel Dullum

Sports Radio Service

Thursday, December 31, 2020

For the sixth time this season, Stanford has had to cancel or postpone a men’s basketball game due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cardinal’s Dec. 31 Pac-12 game at Oregon State was postponed due to COVID-19 testing results and contact tracing within the Beavers’ program.

According to the Stanford men’s basketball Web page, the Pac-12 Conference will work with the Cardinal and Oregon State programs to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule the game. Details will be provided as they become available.

Stanford is scheduled to continue its schedule on Saturday at No. 21 Oregon, starting at 7 p.m. PST.

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears coming off two home wins face Oregon New Years Eve

The Cal Bears Joel Brown (1) who scored 12 finished second in scoring as the Bears defeated the Seattle University Redhawks last Tue Dec 22 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley ( photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris the Bears did pick up two home wins defeating Cal Northridge on Sat 19th and Seattle U on Tue 22nd.

#2 In the latest win against Seattle the Bears Ryan Betley scored 17 points he’s one of the young transfer who proved to be a important factor in helping Cal out in scoring in accomplishing a win.

#3 Joel Brown had 12 points talk about his performance and will Cal head coach Mark Fox get the ball to Brown more often?

#4 Kuany Kuany also finished in double figures with 11 points it seemed like he got plenty of time to shoot against the Seattle defense as the Bears wound up getting a five point win.

#5 The Bears are at Oregon (6-1) on New Year’s eve on Thu Dec 31 and have won seven straight games and the Bears are at Oregon State (4-3) on Jan 2. The Beavers have won two of their last five games.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitleberg: Cardinal getting scoring from key players key for success in four game win streak

Stanford Cardinal Ziaire Williams who led the Cardinal in scoring on Monday night against CSU Bakersfield is seen here battling against the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday Dec 20, 2020 at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz ( photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal got scoring from Ziaire Williams who led with 17 points in the Cardinal’s win over the  CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners on Monday night in Santa Cruz.

#2 Bryce Wills finished second in scoring with 14 points, Taze Moore 11 and Oscar da Silva with ten points for Stanford. Jerry talk about how important their offensive contributions are.

#3 With the win over the Roadrunners on Monday Stanford have now won four straight games and are becoming a formable Pac 12 contender. Certainly winning is breeding confidence.

#4 During the midway point of the game the Cardinal had the lead and never looked back. The Cardinal led in both ends of each half.

#5 The Cardinal will get ten days off before their next game at Oregon State scheduled for New Years Eve for a 3:00pm tip. It will be Stanford’s first meeting of the season against the Beavers.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal women’s game canceled due to Covid-19 protocols; Cardinal football face Oregon State in last game of season

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer talks with her players during a time-out against Cal Poly in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal women’s (3-0)  game for Friday night vs. UC Davis (1-0) has been canceled due to coronavirus protocols. Santa Clara County does not allow sports of any kind to be played there until early January.

#2 Stanford women’s head coach Tara VanDerveer’s who is one game away from tying the late former Tennessee Vol’s head coach Pat Summitt’s record for wins could have come Friday. As a result Stanford will play at Cal on Sunday and VanDerveer with a win over Cal could tie Summitt’s record.

#3 The Stanford Cardinal (2-2) in football win over the Washington Huskies (3-1) last Sat Dec 5th was huge it evened the Cardinal win loss record at 2-2  and it was the Cardinal’s second straight win 31-26.

#4 Stanford quarterback Davis Mills threw for 252 yards and one touchdown, running back Austin Jones carried twice for two touchdowns and running back Nathaniel Peat ran for one touchdown in the Stanford victory.

#5 Jerry, the Cardinal close out the season against Oregon State (2-3), the last time these two teams met it was last season as it will be the two clubs first meeting of 2020. The Beavers in their last game lost to the Utah Utes (1-2) in a close game 30-24 and the Beavers upset the Oregon Ducks (3-2) on Nov 27th 41-38 could you see this one being as close as the Big Game was when they edged out Cal by just one point?

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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal shocks the NCAA world with huge upset over Oregon

In the first half of the game the Cal Bears receiver Makai Polk (17) gets caught from behind from the Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 This had to be the shock of the NCAA on Saturday as Cal (1-3) a team considered a doormat in the Pac 12 a team no one would consider won their first game against the Pac 12’s best the Oregon Ducks (3-2).

#2 Cal head coach Justin Wilcox certainly relied on his defense after getting that lead in the first half and held onto it. They had Ducks quarterback Tyler Shough scrambling throughout the second half and he simply couldn’t convert  as the Bears shut the Ducks out in the second half.

#3 Morris Shough threw for 231 yards and a touchdown in that second half you can bet the Ducks coaching staff were trying to rearrange their playbook but would you say in the loss to the Oregon State Beavers (2-2) that film revealed a lot of holes that Cal could have learned from?

#4 For Cal quarterback Chase Garbers an evening he won’t forget a touchdown for Cal in each of the first three quarters good enough for the 21-17 win and Cal’s first win of the season. Garbers threw for 183 yards and a touchdown. He got touchdown help from running back Bradrick Shaw, receiver Nicco Remigio and Garbers carried one in himself.

#5 Cal now heads to Pullman to face the Washington State Cougars (1-1) for the final game of the regular season. If the Bears who just lost to the Stanford Cardinal (2-2) on Sat Nov 28th in the Big Game by a blocked field goal had won that game no telling what that would have done for their post season chances after a big win like this against Oregon.

#6 Morris the Cal men’s basketball game wasn’t even close on Sunday night at UCLA the Golden Bears were blown out at Pauley Pavilion 76-56. Cal head coach Mark Fox said that the Bruins were ahead every step of the way.

#7 Makale Foreman was one of two players who did not travel to the Southland on Saturday. Foreman and the unnamed player did eventually make to Pauley Pavilion but didn’t make practice on Saturday and the pre-game walk through. How much did that impact the results of their game against the Bruins.

#8 Fox said that the Bruins shot for 70% and the Cal defense wasn’t where they wanted them to be and the offense didn’t play with authority.

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