Huskies outlast Bears in overtime 31-24 in Seattle

The Cal Bears running back Damien Moore (28) is caught up from below with a no look stop by the Washington Huskies Kyle Gordon during the first half action at University Washington in Seattle on Sat Sep 25, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Morris Phillips and Michael Duca

With the score all knotted up at 24-24 at the University of Washington in the overtime stanza the Washington Huskies (2-2) Cameron Williams and Jackson Sirmon got the Cal Bears (1-3) Damien Moore to fumble at the Huskies one yard line after a hard hit and the Huskies Ryan Bowman jumped on the loose ball for the recovery and what would save the Huskies from facing a second overtime as the Bears were just a yard away from tying up the game.

The officials called for a review to make sure that the fumble was legit and ruled that it was which was unfortunate for the Bears as time and possession would run out for Cal.

The Huskies Seth Mcgrew scored his second touchdown of the game at the beginning of the overtime to give the Huskies a seven point lead and eventual win 31-24. This was the first meeting between the two schools since 2019. Last season the game was cancelled during the Covid 19 crisis. If Cal had won it Saturday it would have been their third straight win in 100 meetings with Washington.

Cal quarterback Chase Garbers in the post game interview said that Moore would like to have that fumble back as Moore was pretty down after the game about coughing up the ball, “Obviously Damien wants that one back. We all do,” said Garbers “Stuff happens in football, you get unlucky sometimes, but we’re a really close group in the locker room so we’re all there for each other.”

Garbers himself had a relatively good game under center throwing for 319 yards 30-41 for two touchdowns and two interceptions. Garbers was picked off twice by the Huskies Kyler Gordon one of the picks happened early in the fourth quarter and the Huskies couldn’t score and Garbers later was able to run a seven yard touchdown with at 2:51 which tied up the game.

The Bears return to UC Berkeley for a Sat Oct 2 meeting at Memorial Stadium with the Washington State Cougars for a 2pm PDT kickoff. The Cougars (1-3) lost in their last game Saturday to the Utah Utes (2-2) 24-13. The Utes scored two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Cougars defense broke down at Utah.

Cardinal return to the win column by upending Utes 73-66

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, February 13, 2021

With Spencer Jones leading the charge, Stanford bounced back from Thursday’s loss and defeated Utah 73-66 Saturday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

Jones sank a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points. He made two of his 3s in the final 5:02 as the Cardinal (13-8 overall, 9-6 Pac-12) held off a late Utes charge.

Jones was 6 of 11 overall from the field, 5 of 9 behind the arc.

Oscar da Silva scored 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting for the Cardinal, and Michael O’Connell and Jaiden Delaire added 11 points each for Stanford, as the Cardinal finished the game hitting 54 percent of its field goals.

Utah (9-8, 6-7) cut the Cardinal lead to five in the final minute after trailing by double digits most of the second half.

Alfonso Plummer scored eight of his 14 points in the opening minutes of the first half, sparking the Utes to a 12-2 lead. But Stanford outscored the Utes 30-8 over the rest of the first half, using runs of seven and 11 straight points.

The Cardinal held a 34-22 halftime lead.

Timmy Allen led the Utes with 18 points, and Branden Carlson added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Allen scored 14 of his points in the second half.

Stanford travels to Washington on Thursday, and to Washington State next Saturday.

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears on six game loss streak face Utah Thursday in Berkeley

Joel Brown (left) and Matt Bradley (right) of the Cal Bears try to grab the rebound against the Stanford Cardinal Sun Feb 7, 2021 at Maples Pavilion (Stanford Athletics photo)

#1 Morris another tough loss for the Cal Bears on Sunday night at Stanford 76-70. The only difference was that Cal had a slightly better game if you can call it that Thursday 70-55.

#2 Morris, it was that first half that Cal was frustrated with 35-24, their second half vast improvement 46-41 but fell sort by six points on the final tally.

#3 Cal was tied with Stanford at 22 in the first half with 4:24 remaining but Stanford roared back with a 22-4 run and never looked back.

#4 In what is now a six-game losing streak for the Bears–the longest skid under Fox–their opponent made at least half their shots from the floor for the fourth consecutive game.

#5 Thursday night the Bears host the Utah Utes, the Utes have won three of their last four games. The Utes handled the Arizona Wildcats on Feb 4th 73-58. The Utes were supposed to play Arizona State on Sunday but that game was postponed because of Covid-19 protocol issues. How do you see this match up Thursday night with Utah and Cal?

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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal can’t contain USC’s Mobley in second half loss

The USC Trojans Evan Mobley (4) seen here throwing down against the Washington Huskies on Thu Jan 14, 2021 finished with 25 points against the Cal Bears being the key offensive person to help the Trojans in the victory on Sat Jan 23, 2021 at Cal (AP News photo)

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips:

#1 The USC Trojans (12-3) Evan Mobley had himself quite a second half against the Cal Bears (7-10) on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion scoring 17 of his 25 points in the second half effective to help defeat the Bears 76-68.

#2 Cal saw those walls closing in in that second half and even with Matt Bradley back in the line up that still didn’t help get the Bears enough offense to win.

#3 Morris I just wanted to ask you about Ryan Betley whose been in a slump of late, he scored seven points and got two assists in Saturday’s game against USC.

#4 The Cal Bears Makale Foreman had a rough game against USC no assists and five points. Foreman had some good games earlier has trailed off some?

#5 The Bears hit the road their next game is on Thu Jan 28 which will be at Arizona State (4-7). ASU has struggled losing six out of their last seven games. The Bears are coming off a win at Utah(6-6), a close loss to UCLA (12-3) and the disappointing loss to USC Morris how do you see Cal and ASU matching up on Thursday?

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford to face USC team that’s on a roll today in Santa Cruz

The USC Trojans forward Isiah Mobley (right) works his way under the basket while the Washington Huskies Nate Roberts (1) tries to prevent Mobley from scoring in the second half of Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at USC (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry two tough loses on the road in Buffalo (11-3) and in Utah (5-6) for the Stanford Cardinal (8-5) men’s team who now 6th in the Pac 12 how much did those two loses shave off their post season chances last week.

#2 Let’s take a look at last Thu Jan 14th’s game in Utah. The Cardinal were outmatched in both the first half 34-25 in the second half 45-40 as the Cardinal got out scored by the Utes 79-65.

#3 In Colorado on Sat Jan 16th the Buffaloes came out hitting baskets and in the first half came away with a 40-26 lead for the second half while the Cardinal defense improved and the Cardinal came close 38-37 it wasn’t enough as the Stanford took a 77-64, 13 point loss.

#4 Jerry, Oscar da Silva was doing a lot of the heavy lifting on Saturday leading the Cardinal in scoring with 22 points. da Silva no doubt has made the difference in some of the Cardinal victories this season.

#5 The USC Trojans (11-2) are at Stanford today for a 2:00pm tip off. The Trojans had a six game win streak going into Oregon State (6-5) on Tuesday night. They’ve been getting some great scoring help from Isaiah and Evan Mobley. Taking a look at the Trojans how do you see today’s match up in Santa Cruz for Cardinal.

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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal’s 50 point second half difference maker in winning at Utah

The Cal Bears Kuany Kuany is thrilled that Cal played some solid second half offense to come back and win over the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City Sat Jan 16, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris how big was this for Cal (7-8) to get a win in Utah (5-6) 72-63 which had been a tough place to play for Cal in past years.

#2 In the first half Cal looked like they were going to go down again as the Utes took a 34-22 lead at half time.

#3 Cal was right back in it in the second half scoring 50 and holding the Utes to just 29 points.

#4 Talk about some of Cal’s high scorers Grant Anticevich is back leading the Bears with 14 points, Makale Forman followed up with 12 points, Jerod Hyder and Andre Kelly both scored 11 points.

#5 The UCLA Bruins (11-2) head to Haas Pavilion for Thu Jan 21st’s game. The Bruins defeated the Washington Huskies (1-11) on Saturday 81-76 completing their sixth straight win and Jules Bernard lead UCLA in scoring 20 points. How do you see this match up on Thursday.

Morris Phillips does the Cal Bears podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal buried in baskets by Colorado 89-60; Walker leads Buffaloes with 23 points

The Colorado Buffaloes guard McKinley Wright  IV (25) drives in front of the Cal Bears guard Makale Forman (10) during Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at CU Events Center (cubuffs.com photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 Michael, looks from start to finish the Cal Bears (6-8) really had a struggle with the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday in a 29 point loss 89-60.

#2 Michael talking about the first half of the game Cal head coach Mark Fox said Cal just couldn’t get any offense going taking a 34-23 score at halftime to the dressing room.

#3 The second half the Buffaloes really opened up things with a 55-37 commanding lead led by Colorado top scorer Jabari Walker with 23 points, which meant Cal pretty much was buried. Coach Fox had to be thinking when you get that far in a deficit it’s nearly impossible to come back.

#4 Michael, three players finished in double figures for Cal all in low scoring totals, Andre Kelly 16, Makale Forman 13, and Ryan Betley with 12 points.

#5 It’s off to Utah and the Utes for Cal on Saturday night. The Utes really had their way with the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday with a 79-65 win. The Utes had four scorers in double figures led by Timmy Allen finishing with 22 points.

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Utes snap four game skid at Cardinal expense 79-65

The Stanford Cardinal guard Daejon Davis (1) drives on the Utah Utes in Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at Jon M. Huntsman Arena in Salt Lake City (gostanford.com photo)

By Daniel Dullum

Sports Radio Service

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stanford’s Thursday matinee at Salt Lake City didn’t go well, as Utah snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-65 Pac-12 men’s basketball win over the Cardinal.

Timmy Allen led the Utes with 22 points and eight rebounds. Alfonso Plummer was next with 16 points for Utah (5-5 overall, 2-4 Pac-12), which had two games postponed since mid-December. Brandon Carlson added 12 points and four blocks, and Mikael Jantunen had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Daejon Davis was back in the Cardinal lineup after missing five games with an injury and scored a season-high 19 points. In the process, Davis became the 49th for Stanford (8-4, 4-2) to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Ziaire Williams scored 17 points, and Oscar da Silva was held to 11 points and two boards.

Utah used a 14-2 run at the end of the first half to surge ahead and spent most of the second half with a double-digit lead. The closest Stanford got was within nine points with less than four minutes remaining.

A 7-0 run, including five straight points by Jantunen, solidified Utah’s lead with 3 ½ minutes to play. The Utes shot 49 percent from the field, including 4 of 17 behind the arc and 25 of 30 free throws. Utah also outrebounded the Cardinal 37-26 and outscored Stanford 34-16 in the paint.

The Cardinal were 9 of 18 on 3-pointers, but shot only 29 percent (8 of 30) on 2-pointers.

Stanford’s Rocky Mountain road trip continues Saturday, when it travels to Boulder to face Colorado. Tipoff is scheduled for noon Pacific Time.

 

 

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears finally get their first Pac 12 win; Face Colorado on Thursday night

The Cal Bears offense was able to hold off the Washington Huskies eclipsing them with a six point win at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Sat Jan 9, 2021 (calbears.com photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris how relieving is it that Cal (6-7) finally got in the win column with defeat over the Washington Huskies (1-9) on Saturday?

#2 The Bears got a six point win over the Huskies 84-78 did the game appear to look a lot closer and was there any point in the game that the Bears had to be concerned about holding onto the lead.

#3 Matt Bradley is still out of the line up with an injury but Cal forward Andre Kelly has helped picking up the slack with leading the Bears in scoring on Saturday with 22.

#4 Grant Anticevich has made a return with four points and five assists. Talk about how he’s looked in his return and how those assists helped out.

#5 Can the Bears keep it going they head to Colorado (8-3) the Buffaloes are 3-0 at home and have won their last game beating a very tough Oregon Ducks  (9-2) team 79-72 last Thursday. The Buffaloes have a game tonight in Utah (4-4) before hosting Cal on Thu Jan 14th.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal women’s game canceled due to Covid-19 protocols; Cardinal football face Oregon State in last game of season

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer talks with her players during a time-out against Cal Poly in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal women’s (3-0)  game for Friday night vs. UC Davis (1-0) has been canceled due to coronavirus protocols. Santa Clara County does not allow sports of any kind to be played there until early January.

#2 Stanford women’s head coach Tara VanDerveer’s who is one game away from tying the late former Tennessee Vol’s head coach Pat Summitt’s record for wins could have come Friday. As a result Stanford will play at Cal on Sunday and VanDerveer with a win over Cal could tie Summitt’s record.

#3 The Stanford Cardinal (2-2) in football win over the Washington Huskies (3-1) last Sat Dec 5th was huge it evened the Cardinal win loss record at 2-2  and it was the Cardinal’s second straight win 31-26.

#4 Stanford quarterback Davis Mills threw for 252 yards and one touchdown, running back Austin Jones carried twice for two touchdowns and running back Nathaniel Peat ran for one touchdown in the Stanford victory.

#5 Jerry, the Cardinal close out the season against Oregon State (2-3), the last time these two teams met it was last season as it will be the two clubs first meeting of 2020. The Beavers in their last game lost to the Utah Utes (1-2) in a close game 30-24 and the Beavers upset the Oregon Ducks (3-2) on Nov 27th 41-38 could you see this one being as close as the Big Game was when they edged out Cal by just one point?

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