Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Utes pull away from Cal in second half for win; Cal hosts Idaho State Tuesday

The Utah Utes Both Gach who led with 19 points slams against the Cal Bears on Sun Dec 5, 2021 in Pac 12 action in Salt Lake City (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris, the Utah Utes (6-2) just were too much for the Cal Bears (4-5) to try and contain as they were defeated 66-58. The Utes had three scorers in double figures guard Both Gach 19 pts, center Brandon Carlson 12 pits, and Lazar Stefanovic with 12 points.

#2 It was the Utes home opener and they were short handed but you would never know watching the way the took over the offense against the Bears.

#3 Morris, After the Bears had that 73-61 win over the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday was a loss to the Utes of this magnitude surprising?

#4 The Bears in the first half had an eight point lead but that fell apart as the determined Utes on their home floor would eventually catch up for keeps on Sunday night.

#5 Wed Dec 8th at Haas Pavilion Cal hosts the Idaho State Bengals (1-7) who lost to Northern Arizona (4-5) on Saturday night 73-70. A close game it be but the Bengals are a struggling ball club and the Bears after losing to Utah want to get that bad taste of losing out of their mouths.

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal shoots an upset on undefeated Fresno for third win of the season

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.

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Stanford Loses Fifth In A Row to Oregon 35-14

Stanford quarterback Ari Patu (11) is sacked by Oregon State defensive linesman Keonte Schad (32) Sat Nov 13, 2021 in Corvallis (AP News photo)

Stanford Loses Fifth In A Row to Oregon 35-14

By Barbara Mason

The Oregon Beavers (6-4) scored in all four quarters beating the Stanford Cardinal (3-7) 35-14 with relative ease becoming bowl eligible with the win.

The Cardinal are still reeling from a devastating loss last week to Utah 52-7. This was Stanford’s worst loss in the last 18 years. Last weekend two coordinators one from Washington and one from Oregon State were fired for poor performances but they did not make any staff changes.

Stanford was on a four-game losing streak and was looking to turn that around when they played Oregon State (6-4) in Oregon this afternoon.

Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee was forced to miss a second week of action. He was seen on the sidelines leaning on a crutch in the Utah game so it was not a surprise when it was announced that he would be unavailable for the Oregon State game. Head Coach David Shaw started freshman quarterback Ari Patu in the game. At 6’3” the dual-threat Patu has a quick release and a strong arm.

Because of the Stanford quarterback injuries as well as struggles on the line of scrimmage, the Cardinal are close to a two-touchdown underdog. This could be another tough game for Stanford.

The Beavers would score at 6:30 in the first quarter taking a 7-0 lead. Quarterback Chance Nolan would rush for four yards and a touchdown. The Everett Hayes kick was good and so Oregon drew first blood. Stanford would come up empty in the first quarter.

Stanford was trying to open up the run game not having much passing success in the second quarter. Trying to force a pass, Patu threw an interception. At 6:24 Stanford quarterback Patu began to heat up completing two passes in a row driving close to Oregon territory. Up to that point Patu was one of six for a mere two yards.

Stanford now had some momentum going with both the running and their passing game. The Cardinal would try a 55 yard field goal that was blocked by Oregon. As the second quarter began to wind down the Beavers would score a second touchdown extending their lead to 14-0 at the half.

Oregon would score again in the third quarter now leading 21-0. Chance Nolan would find Trevon Bradford for 67 yards and the touchdown. At 10:24 the Cardinal would find the end zone via an Ari Patu pass to Benjamin Yurosek for eight yards and their first touchdown of the game. Trailing 21-7, Stanford had a lot of work left to do in this game.

When Oregon went on a fourth down deep in Stanford territory, the Cardinal defense held fast and took over on downs. They had a terrific scoring opportunity that they squandered away when Patu threw another interception. With 14 seconds left in the third Stanford fumbled setting up another Oregon score. The three Stanford turnovers would not win very many football games.

The Beavers would start the fourth quarter with a Nolan pass for five yards to Teagan Quitoriano and Oregon kept racking up those scores now leading 35-7. Mid-way through the final quarter Stanford was again driving deep in Oregon territory. This time the Cardinal cashed in on the opportunity scoring a rushing touchdown. Nathaniel Peat rushed for 18 yards and the Joshua Karty kick was good now trailing 35-14. It was too little too late for Stanford once again scoring late when trailing by a lot.

So it was a story of fumbles, interceptions, missed tackles and missed opportunities for Stanford. This was their fifth loss in a row.

The Big Game is on the horizon for Stanford as they take on their rival, the California Bears Saturday November 20th. Kickoff will be at 4:00 PM.

Bears hold off Beavers, claim second Pac-12 football win 39-25

Cal Bears cornerback Collin Gamble (21) grabs the jersey of Oregon State wide receiver Tre’Shaun Harrison (0) in the first half at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Sat Oct 30, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Saturday, October 30, 2021

California took a giant step toward attaining bowl eligibility on Saturday, as the Golden Bears fought off a late charge from Oregon State and defeated the Beavers 39-25 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.

Cal not only turned in its top offensive performance of the season, but the defense stepped up as well, forcing three turnovers and blocking a punt.

Elijah Hicks and Nate Rutchena each picked off a pass for the Bears, while Marqez Bimage strpped the ball from Beavers running back B.J. Baylor.

The Golden Bears (3-5 overall, 2-3 Pac-12) took a 31-17 lead into the fourth quarter, but Beavers quarterback Chance Nolan found Trevon Bradford open up the middle for a 46-yard touchdown, Nolan ran for the 2-point conversion, pulling OSU to within 31-25 with 12 minutes to play.

With 6:40 remaining, Cal answered with a 2-yard scoring pass from Chase Garbers to Christopher Brooks. A successful run by Brooks on the 2-point conversion made it a two-possession game.

Cal built a 10-0 first-quarter lead on a Garbers 3-yard touchdown run and a 45-yard field goal by Dario Longhetto. One minute into the second quarterm Everett Hayes kicked a 29-yard field goal, but the Bears responded with an 8-yard TD run by Damien Moore, giving Cal a 17-3 lead.

Oregon State (5-3, 3-2) cut the Bears’ lead to 17-10 when Bradford hauled in a scoring pass from Nolan with 1:15 left in the first half.

Three minutes into the third quarter, Cal extended its lead to 24-10 on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Garbers to Brooks. At 3:50 of the third quarter, Deshaun Fenwick’s 4-yard TD run brought the Beavers to within 24-17. Garbers responded with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Clark with 11 seconds left in the quarter.

Garbers was 17-for-26 for 262 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Moore carried 11 times for 111 yards, and Brooks finished with 88 rushing yards on 20 attempts. Clark caught 5 passes for 90 yards.

Nolan was 15 of 26 for 243 yards and two touchdowns, and was picked off twice and sacked once. Bradford caught six passes for 124 yards and two scores.

Next week, Cal travels to Tucson to face Arizona.

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

Photo credit: @StanfordMBB

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.