The Baylor Bears Davion Mitchell (45) battles for the lane against Auburn’s Bubatunde Akingbola (13) during the second half of Sat Jan 30, 2021 in Waco TX (AP News photo)
On the NCAA podcast with Michelle:
#1 No.1 ranked Gonzaga (17-0) bested Pepperdine (7-8) on Saturday night with a convincing 97-75 win. The Zags Drew Timme scored 19 points and Corey Kispert right behind Timme with 16 points.
#2 No.2 ranked Baylor Bears (16-0) got a eight point win over Auburn (10-8) 84-72. The Bears Adam Flagler led with 19 points and runner up Jerod Butler had 16 points as the Bears continue their undefeated record.
#3 Rutgers senior guard Geo Baker has reached the end of his rope with the way the NCAA treats it’s athletes and said that the NCAA’s treatment of the players is a “modern day slavery” on Instagram. Baker said in one Instagram post that the players are in a bubble and they can’t visit their girlfriends and family but they can’t sell their own jerseys or keeping the rights to their likeness.
Michelle’s Final Thoughts
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Cal Bears Matt Bradley takes a free throw shot against the Pepperdine Waves Wednesday night in Malibu. This was Cal’s second straight road trip as they return back to Berkeley on Saturday against USF (calbears.com photo)
On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca:
#1 Michael, how big is it for Cal that they didn’t have to suffer too many postponed games, rescheduled games and pretty much rely on playing their home games at Haas Pavilion during this very strict Covid-19 shutdown.
#2 In Cal’s last game men’s basketball game at Pepperdine it was the tale of the two halves. The first half the Pepperdine dominated with a 44-30 whereas Cal improved the defense in the second half with the Waves just edging out Cal 32-30 but as you know it’s what the scoreboard shows at the end of the game as it was 74-62 Pepperdine.
#3 All things considered Michael did that second half show any improvements for Cal as they played a close second half against a very good Waves team who have made handy work of post season tournaments.
#4 Cal has now lost two straight including a loss to UCLA the game before Pepperdine they come back to Haas Pavilion for Saturday night’s game against USF (4-2). The Dons have won four straight after going 0-2. Knowing how well coached USF is how do you see this match up on Saturday?
#5 Michael talk about two of Cal’s top scorers from Wednesday’s game Grant Anticevich with 21 points and Matt Bradley who lead Cal with 27 points they had to work hard against the Waves.
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