Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal faces Stanford at Pac 12 Tournament in Vegas on Wednesday

photo from California’s Joel Brown, left, drives the ball against Oregon State’s Alfred Hollins (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Berkeley, Calif.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris talk about how the Oregon State Beavers (16-13) held the Cal Bears (13-18) Matt Bradley in check to only eight points all game long in Corvallis on Saturday night?

#2 Frustrations got to Bradley later in the game when he was tossed after he was jawing with the Beavers Gianni Hunt with just 2:30 left in the game.

#3 Looking back on Feb 1st’s game against the Beavers Bradley scored 23 points to lead Cal to a win at Haas Pavilion what was the difference in that game compared to what happened Saturday night.

#4 Cal’s Austin Paris led with 18 points and Kuany Kuany followed up in second with 11 points

#5 The Bears are in Las Vegas for the Pac 12 Tournament on Wednesday night against the Stanford Cardinal (20-11) after he loss to OSU Cal head coach Mark Fox is hoping the Bears can turn it up a bit.

Morris Phillips does the Bears podcasts each Monday at


Beavers shut down Cal and Bradley’s game 74-56 at OSU photo: The Cal Bears Paris Austin who led Cal in scoring with 18 points takes the ball up court against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night in Corvallis

By Michael Duca and Morris Phillips

The Cal Bears (13-18) on Saturday night lost their leading offensive player in Matt Bradley to foul trouble with 2:30 left in the game after an exchange with the Oregon State Beavers (16-13) Gianni Hunt that got Bradley a technical foul. Cal also lost the contest 74-56.

Bradley scored 23 points looking back on his game against the Beavers on Feb 1st could only muster eight points last night at OSU. For the Bears Bradley has consistently put up double figures every game this season but the Beavers defense frustrated him all Saturday night to just those eight points and most likely flared him up at the end of the game to get the technical.

In the first half of the game the Beavers keyed in on him and Bradley could only get one three pointer towards the end of the half. The Bears Paris Austin finished first in scoring with 18 points followed by Kuany Kuany with 11.

Beavers seniors Tres Tinkle and Kylor Kelly who were honored in the last regular season game went out and scored a combined 43 points for Tinkle 24 points and for Kelly 19 points. Tinkle got a hug from his father OSU head coach Wayne Tinkle after Tinkle left with 51 seconds left in the game.

Michael Duca and Morris Phillips cover Cal basketball for

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Wills key for Stanford offense in win last Sunday photo: Colorado forward Tyler Bey (1) battles for a rebound against Stanford’s Isaac White (4) and forward Tyrell Terry (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, March 1, 2020.

On the Stanford basketball with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry talk about the Stanford Cardinal’s (20-9) Bryce Wills who scored 19 points on a sore ankle in the Cardinal win over the No.21 school in the country Colorado (21-9) 72-64.

#2 Wills was a game time decision to start the game and that decision helped the Cardinal get the eight point win past the Buffaloes last Sunday.

#3 Stanford head coach Jerod Haase said that it was a questionable decision to play Wills all the way through the game.

#4 Wills scored ten straight points after he got Stanford a 65-52 lead with 8:13 remaining in the game.

#5 The Cardinal are next up at Oregon State (15-13) for a 6pm tip Jerry sets this game up for us.

Stanford Cardinal podcasts are heard each Thursday with your host Jerry Feitelberg at

Cardinal stun No. 21 Buffaloes in Pac-12 hoops 72-64 photo: The Stanford Cardinal’s Bryce Willis whoops it up with his teammates as the Cardinal defeat the Colorado Buffaloes at Maples Pavilion on Sunday

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Stanford took a large step toward solidifying its chances of reaching the NCAA tournament with a 72-64 men’s basketball victory over No. 21 Colorado Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

It was the fourth consecutive win for the Cardinal (20-9 overall, 10-7 Pac-12), and Colorado’s first three-game losing streak of the season.

Bryce Wills led the Cardinal with 19 points on 9-of-13 field goal shooting. Oscar da Silva was next with 16 points, followed by Daejon Davis and Tyrell Terry with 12 points apiece.

Wills, da Silva and Spencer Jones each grabbed five rebounds. Davis had five assists and Jones had two blocks, three assists and three steals.

Colorado’s top scorer was Tyler Bey with 17 points, followed by D’Shawn Schwartz with 14. McKinley Wright IV added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Buffaloes (21-9 overall, 10-7 Pac-12), who held a 30-29 rebounding edge.

Aside from an early Colorado lead, Stanford led most of the game. A Wills basket with 8:13 to play. The Buffs responded by scoring 10 straight points on three hoops by Wright and two by Bey.

The Cardinal endured a four-minute scoring drought, ended on a short jumper by Wills. Colorado proceded to miss its next seven shots.

By beating Colorado, the Cardinal are assured of a winning conference record going into the final weekend of the regular season, and can still finish with a possible second-place tie.

The Cardinal travel to Oregon State on Thursday.

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

photo from 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


Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Improved Golden Bears get another test in Colorado on Thursday night 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

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

Beavers stun Stanford 68-63, third straight Pac-12 loss for Cardinal Stanford guard Tyrell Terry (3) dribbles on Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson (5) and Kylor Kelly (24) Thursday night at Stanford University

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Oregon State snapped its four-game losing streak in stunning fashion on Thursday, as the Beavers upended Stanford 68-63 in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

Freshman Jarod Lucas scored a career-high 21 points — 17 in the first half — for the visiting Beavers (13-8 overall, 3-6 Pac-12). Tres Tinkle and Ethan Thompson added 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Oregon State. Senior Kylor Kelley added 10 points, six rebounds and seven blocked shots.

The road victory gives Oregon State three Pac-12 wins over Top 20 NCAA NET-ranked teams — No. 11 Arizona, No. 16 Stanford and No. 17 Colorado. It was Stanford’s third straight conference defeat.

OSU led by as many as 13 points in the second half, holding off a couple l of late Cardinal rallies before salting the game away at the free throw line.

Stanford pulled to within 49-48 on a Tyrell Terry layup at 11:39 of the second half. The Beavers responded with a 12-point run to build their biggest lead.

Then, the Cardinal went on a five-minute, 11-0 run, cutting their deficit to two. OSU got a layup by Tinkle and a Lucas free throw to build its lead back to five with less than two minutes to play.

The Beavers led 64-61 with 30 seconds to play and Terry missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer. Free throws by Zach Reichle, Thompson and Tinkle in the final 20 seconds extended OSU’s lead.

Oregon State outscored the Cardinal 15-3 over the final 4:05.

Oscar da Silva led Stanford (15-5, 4-3) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Terry scored 13 points, and Daejon Davis added 12.

Stanford hosts Oregon on Saturday.

San Jose State suffers 83-48 loss to Oregon State in Las Vegas Classic

Photo credit: @PickDawgz

By Ana Kieu

The San Jose State men’s basketball team traveled to the Nevada desert to play in the Las Vegas Classic against the Oregon State Beavers at Orleans Arena on Wednesday evening. The game was nationally televised on FS1.

The Spartans’ new-look starting lineup featured Brae Ivey, Omari Moore, Christian Anigwe, Sam Japhet-Mathias and Craig LeCesne. SJSU won the tip and the game went underway in Las Vegas.

SJSU made it rain with buckets early in the first half. Brae Ivey buried one from deep, which was a bright spot even though the Spartans trailed 8-7 at the first media timeout. The Spartans continued to trail at the second media timeout 18-11.

But the Spartans chipped back with back-to-back buckets by Richard Washington and Zach Chappell, and as a result, SJSU cut the deficit to 23-18 midway through the first.

The Beavers continued to lead 28-20 at the under-8 timeout, which wasn’t good for the Spartans, but at least they knew OSU was going to be a tough test. SJSU trailed 45-24 at the break.

Things didn’t get any better for the Spartans, who trailed the Beavers 78-35 with seven and a half minutes left in the second half. OSU outscored SJSU 33-11 at the time, thanks to buckets by Sean Miller-Moore and Payton Dastrup. Miller-Moore also threw down a windmill dunk to make it 83-38 Beavers with under four minutes remaining.

Just minutes before the shot clock winded down, SJSU welcomed back Caleb Simmons, who returned to the hardwood after missing all last season and the first six games this season due to an injury. Also, Sam Japhet-Mathias made the most out of his first start as a Spartan with 10 points and 5 rebounds.

SJSU lost to OSU by a final score of 83-48. The Spartans fell to 3-4, while the Beavers improved to 6-1.

The Spartans head to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday, December 1 at 5 pm PST. The game will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Networks.

San Jose State to square off against Oregon State in Las Vegas

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By Ana Kieu

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose State men’s basketball team will meet the first of two straight Pac-12 opponents when the Spartans square off with the Oregon State Beavers at 8 pm PT on Wednesday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The game will air live on FS1.

PPG: 69.8 | FG%: 41.8 | 3FG%: 27.1 | FT%: 62.1

NOTES: The Spartans will face their second Pac-12 foe of the young season on Wednesday night at the Orleans Arena as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. SJSU played Arizona on Nov. 14 in Tucson. Guards Seneca Knight (12.7 PPG) and Richard Washington (11.2 PPG) are also getting after it on the glass, combing for 12.5 rebounds per game. Guard Zach Chappell is averaging 13.7 PPG off the bench over SJSU’s lasts three contests.

OREGON STATE BEAVERS (5-1, 0-0 Pac-12)
PPG: 79.5 | FG%: 47.7 | 3FG%: 36.4 | FT%: 72.1

SERIES: Oregon State leads, 2-0 (1-0 at neutral sites)

LAST: SJSU lost, 65-55, on Dec. 29, 1986

NOTES: Oregon State is on a three-game winning streak after defeating Wyoming, UC Santa Barbara and Grambling State. The Beavers’ lone loss was to Oklahoma, 77-69, on Nov. 12. Tres Tinkle, son of head coach Wayne Tinkle, is averaging a team-best 21.7 points per game, which ranks 17th in the NCAA, along with a team-high 9.5 rebounds per game.

TV: FS1 with Jeff Leverning and Casey Jacobsen


RADIO: Justin Allegri on the call through and the TuneIn app. Search TuneIn for “San Jose St. Basketball”.

A constant in the Spartans’ last three games has been the play of reserve guard Zach Chappell. Chappell posted a season-high 17 points, including 3-of-3 shooting from deep, in Saturday’s loss to Portland State. Chappell tallied 14 points in a win over Simpson on Nov. 17, going 5-of-7 from the field including a pair of 3-pointers. The sophomore also posted 10 points in a win against Grambling State, again knocking down a pair of 3s. The Spartans are shooting just 27.1% from three on the season, but Chappell is shooting 42.9% from deep.

Grambling State entered the game on Nov. 20 with the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense, averaging 114 points over its first three games. The Spartans held the Tigers 38 points under their average in an 83-76 win at the Provident Credit Union Event Center. Grambling State was 1-of-10 shooting on 3-pointers.

The Spartans had 13 different players score in an 85-60 win over Simpson on Nov. 17. Zach Chappell came off the bench to score a season-high 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Seneca Knight was 6-of-8 shooting for 15 points. Craig LeCesne added 13 points in 19 minutes. Ralph Agee posted 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Harminder Dhaliwal made his collegiate debut and had 2 points and 2 rebounds in six minutes.

SJSU opened the 2019-20 season with a bang, defeating Hofstra on the road, 79-71, on Nov. 6. Hofstra won 27 games last year, SJSU lost 27 games. In his Spartan debut, Richard Washington posted a team-high 23 points off the bench on 8-of-13 shooting. He scored 12 of his 23 points in the final four minutes, including a stretch of three straight three-pointers to put the game away. Craig LeCesne had his first career double-double with a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. It was SJSU’s first win in a road opener since 2010-11 when the Spartans topped Eastern Washington, 67-60. The Spartans snapped a 21-game road losing streak dating back to 2017-18. SJSU won on the East Coast for the first time since 2001-02, when the Spartans defeated Fairleigh Dickinson at the BCA Tournament hosted by NC State in Raleigh, N.C.

The Spartans are hoping to duplicate the success of the 1995-96 squad. SJSU won the Big West Conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament a year after going 4-23 during the 1994-95 season. The Spartans went 4-27 last season.

The Spartans return seven players who started at least one game a season ago. Seneca Knight is the most experienced, as the sophomore started 17 games, including the final 12, of his rookie season. Brae Ivey was just behind Knight, as the former junior college transfer started 16 games last season. Craig LeCesne and Zach Chappell both started 15 games last year. Christian Anigwe, Isaiah Nichols and Trey Smith each started one game.

Spartans head coach Jean Prioleau will have the help of six newcomers on the roster in 2019-20.

The Spartans have three new junior college transfers in Richard Washington (Tallahassee CC), Eduardo Lane (Marshalltown CC) and Ralph Agee (East LA College). Washington started his collegiate career at Wake Forest, where he played eight games as a freshman before an injury caused him to miss the entire 2017-18 season.

Another Wake Forest transfer will join the Spartans on the floor this season, as  Samuel Japhet-Mathias will be eligible after a redshirt season last year. The former four-star recruit appeared in 17 games off the bench at Wake Forest as a freshman in 2016-17. He posted 6 points and 4 rebounds at No. 17 Xavier.

Prioleau added two freshmen this season in Omari Moore and Harminder Dhaliwal.

SJSU will play 10 games on TV this season, including three at home. SJSU hosts an ESPN networks game this year for the first time since 2010-11, when either ESPN2 or ESPNU will carry the SJSU tip against Utah State on Dec. 4. SJSU will also be on ESPN2 or ESPNU when visiting Utah State on Feb. 26. SJSU will have four non-conference games on TV, all against Pac-12 competition. SJSU will be on CBS Sports Network when hosting Stanford at the Provident Credit Union Event Center on Dec. 14. SJSU will battle both UCLA and Arizona on Pac-12 Networks and meet Oregon State on FS1 for a neutral site matchup in Las Vegas. The Spartans will also have four Mountain West contests on AT&T SportsNet this season — Jan. 15 at UNLV, Jan. 21 at New Mexico, Feb. 8 at Nevada and Feb. 29 vs. UNLV.