Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Did Shepherd get robbed in the closing seconds at UNLV?; Cal gets ready for San Diego tonight

The UNLV Rebels Bryce Hamilton (13) drives the lane on the Cal Bears guard Jalen Celestine (32) during Sat Nov 13, 2021 contest at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas (photo by Las Vegas Review Journal)

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris like you mentioned in your recap on Saturday night that the UNLV Running Rebels (2-0) hinged on a key aspect that won them their game over the Cal Bears (0-2) 55-52 and that was the three point shot.

#2 You talked about Cal’s guard Jordan Shepherd who in the opener scored 27 points against UC San Diego but the Rebels got the memo on Shepherd and held him down to just nine points that might have been the difference in the game.

#3 UNLV head coach Kevin Kruger was pleased with the how the players shutdown Cal on three different action plays saying the defense executed it perfectly.

#4 Shepherd had his second three point attempt blocked and missed a lay up in the final seconds as head coach Mark Fox questioned if there was contact or not?

#5 The Bears host the San Diego Toreros (3-0) at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley tonight and hope that having the home floor will give them some kind of advantage. The Toreoros have won three straight to start the season and are getting some scoring from guard Jase Townsend, Terrell Brown, and Marcellus Ellington. Morris, set this one up for us tonight for a 6pm tip.

Morris does the Cal Bears basketball podcasts each Monday at