Cal Bears basketball with Morris Phillips: Bears on roll after taking on tough schools head to Oregon Thursday night photo: The Cal Bears forward Grant Anticevich (15) takes the ball down the floor against the Utah Utes forward Timmy Allen (1) on Saturday at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley

On the Cal basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 After Cal (13-16) beat the Utah Utes on Saturday they got inspiration and also took out the Colorado Buffaloes (18-5) last Thursday teams that are both tough customers

#2 Cal’s offense went all out five players with double figures Matt Bradley 21 points, Grant Anticevich 17, Paris Austin 15, Andre Kelly 15 and Joel Brown  11.

#3 It was a hard fought game that went into overtime and it showed that a good team can come back late in the game like the Bears did

#4 The Bears struggled a good portion of the season what has lit their fire and has this team turned around?

#5 Cal heads to Oregon (22-7) to face the Ducks on Thursday night Morris sets this one up for us

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Big game from da Silva sparks Cardinal upset of No. 11 Oregon 70-60 end three game loss streak photo: Stanford Cardinals from left to right forward Spencer Jones (14), guard Tyrell Terry (3) and forward Oscar da Silva (13) battle the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Thanks to a big day from Oscar da Silva, Stanford snapped its three-game Pac-12 losing streak in resounding fashion, as the Cardinal upset No. 11 Oregon 70-60 Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

It was a career day for da Silva, who bagged 27 points and 15 rebounds — 17 of his points and 11 of his rebounds came in the second half. Tyrell Terry added 12 points for the Cardinal (16-5 overall, 5-3 Pac-12).

Da Silva scored 20 or more points for the sixth time this season and the 10th time in his career. His effort against the Ducks was his sixth career double-double.

Oregon (18-5 overall, 7-3 Pac-12) was leading 44-35 with 14:30 to play, then Stanford held the Ducks without a field goal over the next 10 minutes. The Cardinal went on a 15-1 run, including Terry’s go-ahead 3-pointer, to surge ahead 59-50.

The Ducks were held to 6 of 30 field goal shooting in the second half, and turned in a season-low 32.8 percent shot percentage. Oregon was also outrebounded for the fifth time in its last six games.

Stanford, meanwhile, shot 50 percent from the field and was 13 of 17 at the foul line in the second half.

Will Richardson led Oregon with 17 points. Payton Pritchard was next for the Ducks with 16 points, and Chris Duarte had 14. Pritchard also notched his 200th career steal, second all-time in Oregon history.

The Cardinal hit the road next week, traviling to Utah on Thursday.

Stanford vs Oregon Preview

by Jerry Feitelberg

The Stanford Cardinal (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) will meet the fifth ranked University of Oregon Ducks (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene,Oregon at 4:30 pm PDT on Saturday November 1st. Autzen Stadium is the home of the Ducks and holds 54,000 screaming Duck fans is in generally thought to be a house of horrors for visiting teams.

The Ducks will be seeking to avenge the last two losses to the Cardinal. In 2012, the Cardinal stunned

the fans at Autzen Stadium as they upset the Ducks and went on to the represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl. Stanford again beat the Ducks last year at Stanford Stadium as they controlled the ball for 42 minutes and pressured Heisman trophy candidate Marcus Mariota into making mistakes. Mariota rallied his team in the fourth quarter it was too little, too late.The Cardinal again went to the Rose Bowl as the Pac-12 Champion.

This year is a different story for the Cardinal. The offense has not been able to get untracked but the defense has been stellar. The Cardinal’s three losses have all come against teams ranked in the top 20.

In order for Stanford to win, the defense has to put as much pressure as possible on Mariota as the can muster and the offense has to be able to score to get the crowd out of the game. Oregon has Mariota back and he has been helped out on offense by several freshmen. Royce Freeman is sixth in the nation in rushing TDs with thirteen and has thrown a touchdown pass to Mariota. Other freshmen of note for Oregon are wide receiver Devon Allen with six touchdowns, Charles Nelson and running back Kani Benoit. Byron Marshall was the Ducks’ leading rusher last year but he is now playing in the slot and leads the Ducks in receptions with 38 catches for 521 yards. He is also averaging 8.3 yard per carry as a running back.

This will the 78th meeting between the two teams dating back to 1900 and Stanford leads the series 46-30-1.

The Ducks will be playing for the lead in the Pac-12 North Division while the Cardinal will be trying for n upset and a win will improve their record to 6-3. Kevin Hogan and the Cardinal offense will have their work cut out for them as they will be playing in a very hostile and loud environment.

Kudos to them if they can pull off the upset.