Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phllips: Cal tries to break seven game losing streak against Stanford Tuesday night

The USC Trojans Isaiah Mobley shows whose the big man on campus scoring a leading 24 points against the Cal Bears on Sat Jan 29, 2022 at Galen Center in Los Angeles (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris, the whistles might have been unkind to the USC Trojans (19-3) Isaiah Mobley who led with 24 points but Mobley was unkind to the Cal Bears (9-13) in turn on Saturday night in the Southland as Cal on this seven game losing streak.

#2 The Bears suffered a frustrating 79-72 loss to No. 15 USC as Mobley and Ethan Anderson carried the Trojans in a physical contest that was still up for grabs with two minutes remaining.

#3 The 6’10” Mobley (24 points) and Memphis transfer Boogie Ellis (21 points, five assists) came up with career-best scoring performances.

#4 The Bears in the first half were just behind the Trojans by six points but were close 38-37 in the second half and ending up with a seven point loss 79-72.

#5 Morris the Bears will try to end their seven game losing streak when they head to Stanford on Tuesday night to face the Cardinal (12-8) the Cardinal have been going well winning seven of their last ten games.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Can Cardinal keep it going against UCLA on Saturday?

Stanford forward Harrison Ingram, left, and Southern California guard Boogie Ellis (right) fall and try to get possession of the basketball at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Thu Jan 27, 2022 (AP News photo)

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1) How big is this win over USC for Stanford, since it’s the second time they’ve beaten them?

2) How does Stanford have the Trojans’ number this season?

3) it was a tight game for most of the second half. What was the key to Stanford’s win?

4) Can the Cardinal carry this momentum into Saturday’s game at UCLA?

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Cardinal complete season sweep of Trojans 64-61

Stanford Cardinal players can’t contain themselves after defeating the USC Trojans as the Trojans Drew Peterson walks off the floor at Galen Center in Los Angeles on Thu Jan 27, 2022

By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Stanford completed its first season sweep of No. 15-ranked Southern California in seven years on Thursday, as the Cardinal held on for a 64-61 victory in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Galen Center in Los Angeles.

The win also improved the Cardinal’s record against Quad 1 teams to 4-3.

Jaiden Delaire led the Cardinal (12-6 overall, 5-3 Pac-12) with 14 points, followed by Harrison Ingram with 12 and Spencer Jones with 10. James Keefe pulled down six rebounds, and Ingram had five assists.

USC (16-3, 6-3) was led in scoring by Drew Peterson with 14 points, with Boogie Ellis adding 11 points. Peterson and Isaiah Mobley each had seven rebounds, as the Trojans had a 27-26 rebounding edge.

The contest was tied at 50-all nearly midway through the second half. Reese Dixon-Waters sank a 22-foot 3-pointer to give the Trojans a 53-50 lead at 9:53. Brandon Angel’s layup on Stanford’s next possession pulled the Cardinal to within 53-52.

A Cardinal turnover led to a Chevez Goodwin basket at 8:44 that increased USC’s lead to 55-52. Harrison Ingram ended a three-minute Stanford scoring drought with a layup that cut the Cardinal’s deficit to 55-54.

Spencer Jones made a 7-foot jumper to put the Cardinal in front at 56-55 with 5:10 remaining, Two minutes later, James Keefe’s 10-foot jumper put Stanford up 58-55, and Angel followed with a hoop to extend the Cardinal lead to 60-55.

USC made it a three-point game at 1:41 with a jumper, and Peterson drained a 23-foot 3 to tie the game at 60-all with :56.8 to play, Ingram broke the tie with a layup with :33.6 to go, Mobley hit 1 of 2 free throws to pull the Trojans within 62-61 with :14.5 remaining.

Angel made a pair of free throws with :11.7 left to extend Stanford’s lead to 64-61. Mobley missed a long 3-point attempt as time expired.

Stanford shot 43 percent (23 of 54) from the field, including 9 of 21 3-pointers. The Cardinal also made 9 of 11 free throws. The Trojans shot 45 percent overall (22 of 49), also making 9 of 21 from behind the arc. USC was 8 of 10 at the line.

Stanford visits Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, when the Cardinal meet No. 7 UCLA.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Bears drop their third straight game to Huskies at Alaskan Airlines 64-55 Wednesday

The Washington Huskies Terrell Brown Jr (23) exults after teaching the Cal Bears a lesson about defending him. Brown led the Huskies in scoring with 21 points at the Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle on Wed Jan 11, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 The Washington Huskies (7-7) Terrell Brown was well defended by the Cal Bears (9-8) on Wednesday night in the first half of the game and came back scoring 18 of his 21 points in the second half.

#2 Brown led the Huskies in just impressive offense he worked the inside to get shots, worked the boards and wasn’t afraid to take the outside shot.

#3 For the Bears It seemed like anyone that head coach Mark Fox put out on the floor was getting extinguished everyone finished in a single digit except Jordan Shepherd who scored 12 points.

#4 The Huskies led Cal by seven at the half and got the win by 66-54. In both halves of the game the Huskies and Brown just out hustled Cal every step of the way.

#5 Cal will be at it again when they try to get back in the win column against the Washington State Cougars (9-6) at Pullman which could be a very tough place for the Bears to try and snap a three game losing streak.

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Cardinal end long layoff with 75-69 triumph over No. 5 USC

Stanford forward James Keefe (22) defends as Southern California guard Ethan Anderson (20) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Tue 1-11-22 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Tuesday. January 11, 2022

It took 15 years, but Stanford finally defeated a Top 5 men’s basketball opponent and did so after a nearly three-week break for COVID-19 protocols.

The Cardinal overtook Southern California 75-69 Tuesday at Maples Pavilion behind the 21-point efforts by Harrison Ingram and Spencer Jones.

Prior to Tuesday, Stanford (9-4 overall, 2-1 Pac-12) lost 14 straight games to AP Top 5 opponents, I with its last such win coming on Jan. 28, 2007, against No. 3 UCLA.

It was the Cardinal’s first game since Dec. 23, when they defeated Liberty in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Stanford entered COVID protocol before having to cancel its championship game against Vanderbilt. The Cardinal then postponed games with California and UCLA.

Isaiah Mobley paced the Trojans (13-1, 3-7), with Boogie Ellis scoring 14 points. The loss by USC, along with the defeat of No. 1-Baylor, left no undefeated teams in Division I college basketball.
Stanford used back-to-back 3-pointers by Noah Taitz midway through the second half to surge ahead 50-49.

The Cardinal surged ahead to stay at 70-66 when James Keefe made a layup to start an 8-2 run that was completed with a pair of free throws by Ingram with 1:18 remaining.

The Trojans went cold in the final five minutes, missing three free throws and making 1 of 7 field goal attempts.

The effects of inactivity were noticeable early, when Stanford had a stretch of missing 8 of 9 shots. The Cardinal trailed by seven with 6 minutes remaining in first half before surging back to take a 33-32 lead.

Attendance was limited to family members only due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases.
The Cardinal visit Washington State on Thursday.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Cal battles undefeated USC tonight at Haas; Trojans have not played in 19 days

Cal Bears leading scorer from Sun Jan 2, 2022 game against the ASU Sun Devils Jordan Shepherd who scored 16 points leading the Bears to victory at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (Cal Bears Athletics Dept photo)

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca:

#1 Michael you had a chance to see the Cal Bears (9-5) pick up their fifth straight win at Haas Pavilion on Sunday night defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-8) in rather handed fashion 74-50 the Bears had all their shots falling for them in this one.

#2 The Bears dominated even with their inside game and got tremendous help from Jordan Shepherd (16 pts), Andre Kelly (13 points) and Grant Anticevich (10 pits) the three top scorers.

#3 You talked about Cal head coach Mark Fox challenging the defense in keeping the Sun Devils under 50 points and game’s end the defense did just do that hold the Sun Devils only to 50 points in the 24 point win.

#4 The suddenly ascendant Bears put together their best 40 minutes of basketball this season, and throttled ASU, 74-50, bringing an end to the Sun Devils’ seven-game win streak in the series between the schools.

#5 Michael, the tune kind of changes as the USC Trojans (13-0) come calling on Thu Jan 6th at Haas Pavilion. The Trojans won their last game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-6) 67-53 at the Galen Center in the Southland on Dec 18th. The Trojans have not played a game since Dec 18th and have gone 19 days without playing a game. Will they come out rusty or rested against Cal tonight?

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Cal Bears football podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cal hopes for victory against USC to close out 2021 regular season

Cal Bears head coach Justin Wilcox (center) as seen in this Sat Oct 30, 2021 file photo against the Oregon State Beavers has prepared his team to face the USC Trojans for this Sat Dec 4, 2021 at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley in the final game of the regular season (AP News file photo)

On the Cal Bears football podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel, things have been going well for the Cal Bears (4-7) they have won three of their last five games and have recovered nicely since they had that run with Covid with a little over half the team was on the Covid list and they took that tough loss to the Arizona Wildcats (1-11) back on 10-3.

#2 The Bears had a bye week and then met the Stanford Cardinal (3-9) and crushed them in their own Stadium on Sat Nov 20th 41-11 in the Big Game.

#3 Then there was the Bears last game last Sat Nov 27 at UCLA (8-4) where Cal got crushed 42-14, Bears quarterback Chase Garbers struggled to get throws in the end zone and the Cal offense were victims of three and outs.

#4 The Bears defense spent a lot of time on the field against the Bruins and that defense had a hard time trying to stop the Bruins from moving down field.

#5 So the Bears try and go back to the drawing board as they host the USC Trojans (4-7) in a make up game that was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak on the Cal football team. The Trojans lost their last game in a narrow contest against BYU 35-31 at USC. Daniel how do you see the Bears and Trojans matching up this Saturday at Cal.

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Cal Bears Football podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cal-USC postponement gives Bears a week to prepare for Stanford

Cal Bears head coach Justin Wilcox stands on the sidelines with his players against the Oregon State Beavers on Sat Oct 30, 2021photo. Wilcox said the team followed all the Covid 19 protocols but nonetheless Sat Nov 13, 2021 game against USC has been postponed to Dec 4, 2021 (AP News file photo)

On the Cal Bears Football podcast with Daniel:

#1 Whose dumbfounded the most in the Cal Bears (3-6) Covid 19 situation head coach Justin Wilcox who said the team followed protocols or the other head scratcher how did the team contract Covid 19 that forced them to postpone this Saturday’s game with USC (4-5).

#2 Either way Daniel the Bears get a week off after that grueling game in Tucson where Cal quarterback Ryan Glover just couldn’t get any offensive traction going against the struggling Arizona Wildcats (1-8).

#3 The key thing in the game against the Wildcats the Bears who were missing over 24 players due to Covid 19 protocols coach Wilcox had a rough time getting second stringers, practice squad players and back up to jell in what some would call a thrown together situation.

#4 How important will this week be for the Bears to regroup from last week’s loss in Arizona get a week off and prepare for the Big Game against the Stanford Cardinal (3-6) at Stanford Stadium next Sat Nov 13. The Cardinal are coming off that horrendous loss to the Utah Utes (6-3) 57-7 and are looking for a better game. How do you see the Bears and Cardinal matching up next week?

#5 Lastly Cal quarterback Chase Garbers will have had two weeks off the first week against Arizona where he sat out for Covid 19 protocols and this Saturday for the same reasons. Enough time to recover from the Covid issues and start throwing the rock in preparation against the Cardinal.

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Cal Bears Football report: Cal’s next game vs. USC postponed to Dec 4th due to Covid 19 protocols

Cal Memorial Stadium will sit empty this Sat Nov 13, 2021 as this week’s game against the USC Trojans has been canceled due to more than half of the team positive for Covid 19 or Covid 19 protocol issues. USC and Cal has rescheduled the game to Dec 4, 2021 (photo from the Pac 12)

SRS Staff Report

Last week when the Cal Bears left to take the flight to Tucson and play at Arizona the team left 26 players behind including starting quarterback Chase Garbers. The result was Cal losing to a team the Wildcats who had a 20 game losing streak and who were 0-8 this season by a 10-3 final.

The quarantine and testing situation at Cal doesn’t look like things have improved much as multiple Cal players have either tested positive or they are in quarantine trying to recover from Covid 19 and the Bears who were supposed to play USC this Saturday in Berkeley have rescheduled the contest to Dec 4th. The Bears next game will be the Big Game at Stanford on Nov 20th so far that game is still on target to be played and it will be over ten days as the players should be out of quarantine by then.

Cal Athletic Director Jim Knowlton said the decision to cancel the game was not an easy choice to make saying, “It was a difficult decision to postpone this Saturday’s game against USC, we know how important every one of our games is to our student-athletes, especially our seniors who have been incredible representatives of the program, but it was the right thing to do. Due to additional impact on specific position groups, we have decided to postpone Saturday’s game. We have had multiple COVID-19 positives within our program, and we are taking every step we can to mitigate the spread and protect the greater community.”

Stanford’s big 2nd and 3rd quarters route USC 42-28 in the Southland

The Stanford Cardinal cornerback Kyu Blue Kelly makes an acrobatic lunge into the end zone after returning a 31 yard interception off USC Trojan quarterback Kedon Slovis in the second half of Sat Sep 11, 2021’s game at USC in Los Angeles (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

Stanford Cardinal (1-1) quarterback Tanner McKee threw for two touchdowns, went 16-23 for 234 yards in the Cardinal’s first win of the season over their Southern California opponents the USC Trojans (1-1) 42-28. The Cardinal scored 14 points in each of the second and third quarters that helped lead them to victory.

The Cardinal were coming off a opening day loss from last Sat Sep 6th to Kansas State 24-7 and wanted badly to make amends. They shocked the oddsmakers who had USC favored and who were ranked No.14. The Cardinal’s wide receiver Nathaniel Peat had 115 yards and caught a 87 yard touchdown pass from McKee and the Cardinal Kyu Blue Kelly picked off a USC quarterback Kedon Slovis pass for 31 yards for a touchdown that sparked and inspired the Cardinal in the victory.

Stanford head coach David Shaw had his team prepared this week after the Cardinal took that tough loss to Kansas State and the taste of that game was still in their mouths from opening week and the improved offense on Saturday night against the USC defense made things just a little bit satisfying for Shaw and McKee.

McKee had some good looks from the Kansas State opener after starting quarterback Jack West struggled to start that game. McKee did himself well against USC throwing for touchdowns to receivers Elijah Higgins and Brycen Tremayne in the fourth quarter that put Stanford ahead of USC by 29 points.

This was the Cardinal ninth win out of the last 14 games with the Trojans and the Cardinal defense kept the pressure on Slovis all night who went 27-42 for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception. USC running backs Keaontay Ingram and Darwin Barlow each carried for a touchdowns but the effort was far short with McKee and the Cardinal pouring it in on offensively all night.

The loss snapped the Trojans nine game winning streak which carried over from last season, the Trojans won their opener on Sep 6th handling a very talented San Jose State team 30-7. That Trojan win looked as if it was going to set the tone for Saturday night’s game against the Cardinal but the Cardinal defense held Slovis and the Trojans offense from any developing opportunities and the Cardinal came into this game after studying film from the Trojans last game.

It was so bad for the Trojans that they even had their kicker Parker Lewis ejected from the game on the opening kick off for targeting his tackle. Despite that back up kicker Alex Stadthaus wound up kicking two field goals and two extra points flawlessly.

Next week USC will head to Pullman and face the Washington State Cougars at 12:30 pm on Sat Sep 18th and Stanford will conclude this three game road trip at Vanderbilt (2-1). The Commodores are coming off a close 24-21 win against Colorado State Saturday. Kickoff between Stanford and Vanderbilt is 5:00 pm PDT Sat Sep 18th.