Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal close out regular season with Cal in Berkeley on Saturday night

Stanford forward James Keefe (22) puts the defensive pressure on Colorado forward Evan Battey (21) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sat Feb 19, 2022. The Cardinal travel to UC Berkeley to face the Cal Bears on Sat Feb 26, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (15-12) have lost five of their last seven games and lost their last game by a landslide last Saturday 70-53 at home against the Colorado Buffaloes (18-9).

#2 For the Buffaloes Evan Battey led with 15 points to help win their fifth consecutive game.

#3  Battey was followed by Nique Clifford with 14 points and seven rebounds. Keeshawn Bartelemy, Jabari Walker and K.J. Simpson each added 10 points for Colorado.

#4 Jaiden Delaire led the Cardinal scoring on Senior Night, netting 12 points on 5 of 7 field goals, including 1 of 2 from 3-point range.

#5 The Cardinal head to Haas Pavilion for their Big Game match up with the Cal Bears (11-17) the Bears who had lost ten straight games then won at Oregon and Oregon State then dropped games to the Buffaloes and the Utah Utes will to close the regular season with the Cardinal this Saturday night at Cal for a 5:30 tip.

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Utah Nips Cal: Bears rally falls short in aggravating 60-58 loss

By Morris Phillips

BERKELEY, CA–The general rule of thumb is when a Pac-12 opponent is trying to give you something, take it.

But on Saturday afternoon at Haas Pavilion, Utah kept giving and host Bears were slow to take, in a frustrating 60-58 loss.

The Utes survived despite going without a made field goal for six-and-half minutes in the second half and losing leading scorer Branden Carlson to injury. Cal got within two points twice, the first with 19 seconds remaining. But Lazar Stefanovic hit a pair of free throws before Jalen Celestine canned a three with five seconds remaining and Utah escaped.

The Bears missed eight of their last 10 shots, and went more than four minutes without a field goal before Celestine’s 3 in the final seconds. Cal shot just 39 percent from the floor, and missed nine of their 11 3-point attempts after halftime when they needed at least one big shot to draw them closer.

“At the end of the night we’ll look back and realize the consequences of some little mistakes throughout the game were great,” coach Mark Fox said. “We had some little mistakes that you look back that were just back-breaking in a two-point loss.”

Marco Anthony led Utah with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.

“This season, leading up until now, we’ve been on that other side and there’s been some obstacles,” Anthony said. “But now we’re getting over that hump.”

Lars Thiemann led Cal with 16 points, and Kuany Kuany added 10, but they were the only two Bears to make more than half of their attempted shots.

Jordan Shepherd, who scored 33 in the win at Oregon, had 10 against the Utes and was limited by a hand injury suffered in that previous game. Shepard played 34 minutes Saturday but had just two made baskets. Fox touched on Cal’s limitations in playing without Andre Kelly, their leading scorer who has missed the last seven games with a season-ending ankle injury.

“The issue for us, when Lars goes out, we get small really fast,” Fox said.

Utah and Cal have amazing parallels starting with their 10-game losing streaks. Both teams broke their streaks by beating Oregon State less than a week apart, and have gone on to now record road sweeps with Cal winning twice in Oregon last week and Utah beating Stanford and now Cal this week.

Both teams are 4-13 in league play and tied for 10th place after Saturday’s contest. Each will have three more opportunities to come up with a fifth Pac-12 win or more. For Cal, their best shot at another conference victory comes this Saturday against visiting Stanford.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal can’t hold on just miss with 60-58 loss to Utah

Utah guard Gabe Madsen (55) shoots against California guard Jordan Shepherd at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Sat Feb 19, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris, the Utah Utes (10-16) didn’t score for almost seven minutes in the second half and the Cal Bears (11-17) almost took advantage of it cutting the score down to two points. The Bears made a valent effort at the end but couldn’t seal the deal taking a tough 60-58 loss at Haas Pavilion.

#2 Later though Utah found the basket and pulled away with just over seven minutes left in the game.

#3 The Utes held the lead in this one from the opening tip with a first half lead by 32-24 and couldn’t muster up to catch the Utes in the closing minutes of the game.

#4 The Bears Lars Thiemann 16 pts, Jalen Celestine, Kuany Kuany and Jordan Shepherd finished with 10 pts and Grant Anticevich with eight.

#5 Cal tips off against the Stanford Cardinal next Sat Feb 26 the Stanford has won only two of their last six games and lost to the Utes last Thursday 60-56. Tell us how you see this match up next Saturday.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal looking to rebound from loss to Utes play in Colorado Saturday

Utah guard Both Gach (2) snuffs Stanford forward Brandon Angel (23) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Thu Feb 17, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Daniel:

#1 How disappointing is Stanford’s loss to lowly Utah on Thursday night?

#2 What went wrong for the Cardinal in the second half?

#3 The game with Utah was a game of runs, and the Utes had the last one when it counted.

#4 Will this loss keep Stanford out of the Big Dance?

#5 Can the Cardinal bounce back against Colorado?

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Utes come from behind to stun Cardinal 60-56

The agony of defeat and the thrill of victory all in one photo as Stanford Cardinal players walk off the floor as the Utah Utes celebrate in the foreground at Utah University on Thu Feb 17, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Utah used a late run to come from behind at earn its first road win of the Pac-12 men’s basketball season Thursday, defeating Stanford 60-56 at Maples Pavilion.

Center Branden Carlson and reserve Both Gach led the Runnin’ Utes with 13 points each, while Rollie Worster and Gabe Madsen were next with 11 points apiece. Marco Anthony grabbed 12 rebounds.

James Keefe and Jaiden Delaire scored 11 points each to lead Stanford (15-11 overall, 8-8 Pac-12). Keefe was the Cardinal’s leading rebounders with eight, followed by Delaire and Harrison Ingram with seven boards each.

Brandon Angel scored eight of his 10 points off the Stanford bench during a 12-4 run for the Cardinal to close out the first half. Stanford led 28-21 at the break.

The Runnin’ Utes (10-16 overall, 3-13 Pac-12) trailed by five points with five minutes to play in the second half. With under four minutes to play, a steal by Madsen lead to Gach’s layup, and moments later, Carlson dunked on the Cardinal’s Keefe to tie the game at 54-all at 2:35.

Madsen’s 3-pointer with 1:42 left put the Utes ahead, eventually building a two-possession lead, as Utah finished the game with a 16-8 run.

On Saturday, Utah travels to Berkeley to face California, while the Cardinal host Colorado in its home finale.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Arizona is just an unstoppable school; Stanford crushed by Wildcats 85-57

Arizona guard Dalen Terry (4) pushes the drive to the basket against Stanford forward Brandon Angel (23) at Maple Pavilion Thu Jan 20, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cardinal podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel, there was very little doubt that the Stanford Cardinal (10-6) were going to expect trouble out of the visiting Arizona Wildcats (15-1) at Maples Pavilion on Thursday night in a crushing 85-57 defeat.

#2 Daniel talk about the Wildcats leading scorer Oumar Ballo who was balling against the Cardinal with a team leading 21 points.

#3 After scoring a team high Arizona guard Azuolas Tubelis who had 32 points against the Utah Utes last Saturday got shutdown by the Cardinal allowing Tubelis with only four points but five other Wildcat players got into double figures.

#4 The loss is Stanford’s second in a row they lost to the Washington Huskies (8-7) and the Thursday night loss to the Wildcats. Should these two consecutive loses be cause of concern for Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase?

#5 Arizona State (6-9) has lost three of their last four games but won their last game they have played defeating Utah (8-10) by two points on Monday 64-62. ASU comes calling at Stanford this Sat Jan 22 for an 8:00 pm PST tip. Tell us how you see this match up?

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Cal hopes to put an end to four game losing streak Sunday against Arizona

The Cal Bears will really have to be on their A game on Sun Jan 23, 2022 against the Arizona Wildcats at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley and Wildcats’ Azuolas Tubelis their leading scorer (Arizona Sports file photo)

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael:

#1 Michael it’s a tall order game’s at home at Haas Cal Bears (9-9) are coming off a four game losing streak and host one of the Pac 12’s hottest teams the Arizona Wildcats (14-1) No.2 ranked in the nation on Sunday at noon.

#2 In preparation of the game Cal head coach Mark Fox will be pushing what are some of the things that he’ll need to push against Arizona?

#3 Arizona in their last game crushed the Utah Utes (8-9) 82-64 the Wildcats have been getting great offense help from leading scorer Azuolas Tubelis who scored 32 points to Arizona to the win over the Utes.

#4 Cal will be really leaning on their key offensive scorers in this one Grant Anticevich, Jordan Shepherd and Andre Kelly can they help against the rugged Arizona defense?

#5 All week long it’s been Arizona this and Wildcats that and Cal virtually has been left out of the conversation is there any chance the Bears can change that momentum on Sunday?

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NCAAF podcast with Michelle Richardson: Oklahoma State stage shocking come back win; Ohio State holds up as Rose Bowl winners; Alabama cruises to a win

Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman watches from the sidelines against the Oklahoma State Cowboys from State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ on Sat Jan 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the NCAABB podcast with Michelle R:

#1 Michelle, what happened to Notre Dame (11-2) in the Fiesta Bowl, the Fighting Irish had a 21 point lead and let it slip away. The number one ranked team falls to the Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-2). The Cowboys roared back with 17 points in the third quarter and seven in the fourth to just edge the Fighting Irish 37-35.

#2 What a finish at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. With the Utah Utes (10-4) ahead in the first half the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-2). The Buckeyes rallied in the second half behind running back Jaxon Smith-Njigba who ran for 347 yards and scored three touchdowns. With Ohio State up 46-45 Buckeyes kicker Noah Ruggles hit a 19 yard field goal to get the Buckeyes up by four in the closing second for a 49-45 win.

#3 No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide gets a win over fourth ranked Cincinnati Bearcats 27-6. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young threw for 181 yards for three touchdowns and one interception. The Crimson Tide had a seven point first quarter and a ten point second quarter.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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NCAAF podcast with Michelle Richardson: Harbaugh named AP College Coach of the Year; Whittingham Pac 12 coach of the Year; plus more

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh who won the AP coach of the year award seen here coaching in the Big Ten championship against Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo)

On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:

#1 There were no shortages of awards for NCAAF coaches this week. Michigan Wolverine’s head coach Jim Harbaugh who led Michigan to a College Football Playoff birth and a Big Ten title for the first time in 17 years was awarded the Associated Press college football coach of the year.

#2 The Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham was named the Pac 12 coach of the year. Whittingham led the Utes to the Rose Bowl and had no problems defeating the Oregon Ducks in the Pac 12 Championship in Las Vegas last week.

#3 Former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson was named head coach at Grambling, Jackson was head coach at Tennessee State and fills the job opening after Grambling fired Broderick Fobbs in November.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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NCAAF podcast with Michelle Richardson: Utes sit on top the Pac 12 world; Freeman becomes new Notre Dame head coach; plus more

War of the Roses, Utah Utes linebacker Devin Lloyd, second from left, are jubilant with coach Kyle Whittingham, left, quarterback Cameron Rising and wide receiver Britain Covey (18) as the Utes win the Pac 12 Championship Conference game on Fri Dec 3, 2021 to advance to the Rose Bowl against the Oregon Ducks at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)

On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:

#1 The No.14 Utah Utes (10-3) on Friday night left very little doubt who is the best team in the Pac 12 with a crushing win over the No.10 Oregon Ducks (10-3) 38-7 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. For Utah quarterback Cameron Rising 170 yards passing and one touchdown pass Rising kept the run game busy all evening with two touchdowns by running back Tavion Thomas.

#2 Notre Dame defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman was named head coach replacing Brian Kelly. Freeman who went through the hiring process was the highly anticipated candidate to win the job and was officially hired as of Friday. Tell us your thoughts on Notre Dame’s hiring of Freeman?

#3 Quinn Ewers who is a top ranked quarterback at Ohio State enters the transfer portal and is considering transferring to Texas, Texas A&M, or Texas Tech. Ewers has been called a trailblazer and has made over $1 million for his likeness and endorsements.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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